- Sarkes plans on Suing the Baltimore Orioles for Breech of Contract
- The Contract in question was signed by former owner, Bill Veeck, when he owned the St. Louis Browns.
Sarkes was going thru some papers from his youth when he happened upon a Contract that was signed in 1952 with the Owner of the St. Louis Browns, Bill Veeck.
For the young subscribers of Sarkes Corner, Sarkes provides some history.
The St. Louis Browns played in St. Louis from 1901 thru 1953, leaving for Baltimore after the 1953 season and becoming the Orioles. The St. Louis Browns co-existed in harmony with the St. Louis Cardinals during this time ……..until Bill Veeck purchased the St. Louis Browns.
Bill Veeck was like a Ring Master in the circus.
One of Bill Veeck’s most memorable publicity stunts occurred during his tenure with the Browns, with the appearance on August 19, 1951, by Eddie Gaedel who stood 3 feet 7 inches tall and is the shortest person to appear in a Major League Baseball game. Veeck sent Gaedel to pinch hit in the bottom of the first of the game. Wearing “1/8” as his uniform number, Gaedel was walked on four straight pitches and then was pulled for a pinch runner.
Like that immoral, unethical, despicable owner of the Los Angeles Rams, Stan Kronke, Bill Veeck made his money the old fashioned way, he married socialite Mary Frances Ackerman. Soon thereafter, Bill Veeck bought an 80% stake in the St. Louis Browns in 1951. Veeck want to force the St. Louis Cardinals out of St. Louis, and started by decorating their shared ball park, Sportsman Park, which was owned by the Browns, exclusively with Browns memorabilia and signage.
Ironically the Cardinals had long since passed the Browns as St. Louis’ favorite team. Nonetheless, Veeck made a concerted effort to drive the Cardinals out of town. When the St. Louis Cardinals were sold to Anheuser-Busch in 1952, Veeck realized that the Cardinals now had more resources than he could even begin to match, and he decided to leave St. Louis selling Sportsman’s Park to the Cardinals and moving the Browns to Baltimore after the 1953 season. Bill Veeck and Stan Kronke are two rotten peas in the same pod.
But back on point. Sarkes was born on July 13, 1952 at the St. Louis Maternity Hospital. On August 4, 1952, Bill Veeck signed a contract with Sarkes to report to Spring Training with the St. Louis Browns on March 1, 1970.
Sarkes is claiming Breech of Contract. When this contract was issued to young Sarkes, that despicable Bill Veeck already had started the process to move the St. Louis Browns out of St. Louis. Bill Veeck had no intention of honoring this contract.
“Many People Say” Sarkes, the Browns left St. Louis in 1953, Bill Veeck died in 1986, and what about the statute of limitations?” Well, Sarkes plans on suing the Baltimore Orioles. In 2018, the Baltimore Orioles were the worst team in Baseball, ending with a pitiful record of 47 wins and 115 loses. The Orioles Stink. 2019 does not shape up any better for the pitiful Orioles.
Sarkes plans on leveraging the woes of the Baltimore Orioles to get an out-of-court settlement. Sarkes is confident that the Baltimore Orioles do not want to suffer the wrath of Sarkes and Sarkes Corner.