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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Phil Eck  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Springfield, Illinois


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Illinois Connection

Eck was born and raised in Springfield. He graduated from Springfield High School and went on to graduate from Quincy University. After graduating from college, he returned to his hometown to teach for thirty-one years in the physical education department at his alma mater.

Biographical and Professional Information

Phil Eck was a soccer player in both high school and college. After college, went on to teach for thirty-one years in the physical education department at Springfield High School, his alma mater. The journey into writing the book, ''Remembering Fred Miller'', started with a phone call from his aunt in 2007. She invited him to attend the 50th reunion of the 1957 World Series Champions Milwaukee Braves. Her father was Fred Miller and Eck's grandfather. She also asked Eck to write a speech for her to read at the reunion, emphasizing Fred Miller's involvement with the Braves. Over the next nine years, through research and personal interviews with sports icons, industry executives and family members, Phil was able to chronicle the accomplishments and spirit of a man from the Notre Dame gridiron to the pinnacle of the American beer brewing industry.


Selected Titles At Your Library

Remembering Fred Miller from Notre Dame to the High Life
ISBN: 9780997324303. OCLC Number: 948321678

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Frederick C. Miller experienced first-hand two golden eras of Notre Dame football. He was an All-American player under Coach Knute Rockne and later an assistant coach with his friend, Frank Leahy. Miller Brewing Company was propelled from twentieth place in barrels produced to fifth place nationally during Fred's presidency. His style, image and innovation are timeless. He was a master at marketing his product-Miller High Life. Fred was the first brewer to market sports paired with beer on a grand scale. This helped take the company from a regional brewery to a national powerhouse. To the citizens of Milwaukee and the state of Wisconsin, Fred was hailed as a civic hero. He brought big league sports to his city. Fred was a rare businessman who carried his faith into the corporate world. He was a devout Catholic who believed in the golden rule. The story of Frederick C. Miller is based on research and interviews with family members and sports stars of the 1940s and 1950s. Personal correspondence and passionate conversations with the stars of this golden era complete this journey.

Remembering Fred Miller from Notre Dame to the high life /
ISBN: 0997324309. OCLC Number: 1050142682

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Frederick C. Miller experienced first-hand two golden eras of Notre Dame football. He was an All-American player under Coach Knute Rockne and later an assistant coach with his friend, Frank Leahy. Miller Brewing Company was propelled from twentieth place in barrels produced to fifth place nationally during Fred's presidency. His style, image and innovation are timeless. He was a master at marketing his product-Miller High Life. Fred was the first brewer to market sports paired with beer on a grand scale. This helped take the company from a regional brewery to a national powerhouse. To the citizens of Milwaukee and the state of Wisconsin, Fred was hailed as a civic hero. He brought big league sports to his city. Fred was a rare businessman who carried his faith into the corporate world. He was a devout Catholic who believed in the golden rule. The story of Frederick C. Miller is based on research and interviews with family members and sports stars of the 1940s and 1950s. Personal correspondence and passionate conversations with the stars of this golden era complete this journey.

Additional Title Information

Remembering Fred Miller from Notre Dame to the High Life

, Senators Publications, 2016


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