Honor for Fort Myers Miracle owner
FOX 4 Staff
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Fort Myers Miracle owner Mike Veeck will be inducted to the Florida State League Hall of Fame.
Veeck joined the Miracle in 1990 and was involved in the club's relocation from Pompano Beach to Fort Myers in 1992.
Veeck is a third generation baseball executive and team owner and was the innovator behind the infamous Disco Demolition Night while working for his father, Bill Veeck, and the Chicago White Sox in 1979. Veeck has also worked in marketing positions with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Florida Marlins and Detroit Tigers.
An inductee as an executive, Veeck is joined in the 2013 Florida State Hall of Fame class by Ron Myers from the Lakeland Flying Tigers. Players in this year’s class include Al Nipper, Ramon Martinez, Jimmy Rollins and David Wright. Current Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter and Detroit Tigers Minor League Field Coordinator Bill Dancy along with MLB umpire Jerry Layne will also be part of the ceremonies as inductees.