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By Mike Bass

Because the day she grew to become the critical proprietor of the Cincinnati Reds, Marge Schott has been a girl surrounded by way of controversy. Allegations of her racist and anti-Semitic feedback made front-page headlines around the kingdom. Mike Bass, the winner of the linked Press activities Editors Award for his sequence of articles on racism in activities, seems to be on the girl in the back of the Reds.

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That translates to hundreds if not thousands of formal interviews and informal conversations with those who knew Margeand Marge herselfall of which helped lay the foundation for the book. Then there are those who came forward to offer their insights specifically for this projectI don't look at Marge Schott: Unleashed as simply my book, but theirs, as well. Others helped me fill in the blanks, whether with a point of information or a quote or a source, and I am indebted to them, too. , Skip Tate, Ron Taylor, Carlos Page vii Todd, Mary Clair Torbeck, Peter Ueberroth, Frank Watkins, Dick Wenstrup, Dick Whelen, Bill Williams, and Tyrone Yates.

Page 1 Chapter One The Furor and the Fuehrer The feuding partners of the Cincinnati Reds were assembling in a private room in Cincinnati's haughty Queen City Club for a rare meeting, the first since the general partner had become the nation's poster child for racism in the 1990s. Two months earlier, on February 3, 1993, Major League Baseball had suspended Marge Schott for one yeareight months, if she behaved herselffor hurling such slurs as "million-dollar niggers" and "sneaky Jew bastards" and "Japs"embarrassing herself, her team, and her game.

Bill Williams felt the club would be safe in her hands, little knowing the bomb she was about to drop. On December 21, 1984, Marge Schott announced to the world that she had purchased the Cincinnati Reds. She showed up at the press conference with her venerable St. " She said she felt it was her civic duty to step forward, purchase the team, and prevent it from leaving Cincinnati. To a frightened city that had heard the stories about Happy Chandler and A. Ray Smith and feared losing its single most cherished resource, this seemed wondrous news.

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