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Outside the Lines:
At Bat - Eddie Gaedel
Here's the transcript from Show 73 of weekly Outside The Lines - At Bat - Eddie Gaedel BROADCAST OF SUNDAY, AUG. 19, 2001 Host: Bob Ley , ESPN.
Guest: Mike Veeck, Bill Veeck's son and minor league baseball owner.
Announcer - August 19th, 2001. Bob Ley, host - There are a handful of historic at-bats in baseball history. Announcer - I don't believe what I just saw. Ley - The Babe calls his shot. Bobby Thompson... Announcer - The Giants win the Pennant! The Giants win the Pennant! Ley - Bill Mazeroski wins the World Series. And 50 years ago today, yet another. Bob Broeg, "St. Louis Post-Dispatch" sportswriter - ... for the Browns No. 18, Eddie Gaedel. Unidentified Male - When Eddie came out to the batter's box, there was a type of silence, and then it just broke out into laughter. Ley - But the little man lived a life that included pain and ended in tragedy. Gayle Esposito, Eddie Gaedel's niece - He was a happy-go-lucky guy on the outside, but I think he was really sort of crying on the inside.