The Unnatural Shooting Of A Baseball Player By A Silly Teenage Honey

Excerpted from Eddie and the Gun Girl, a Kindle Single about the shooting of Eddie Waitkus, the real-life event that's best known as the fictional pivot of Bernard Malamud's The Natural. Annotations by the author appear throughout. » 4/02/14 2:00pm 4/02/14 2:00pm

My curiosity about Ruth began in the winter of 1999, which would have been just before the 50th anniversary of her strange encounter with Eddie Waitkus. I was then a sports feature writer for the Philadelphia Daily News, and it seemed to be an opportune occasion to revisit it. So I checked out the clip file, which was… » 4/01/14 5:33pm 4/01/14 5:33pm