A blog by bestselling author and journalist Ron Franscell
Monday, March 18, 2013
Ruth Steinhagen house, Chicago
This is where obsessed baseball groupie Ruth Ann Steinhagen--whose 1949 shooting of ballplayer Eddie Waitkus inspired Bernard Malmud's The Natural--lived ou the rest of her deluded life. She died in obscurity last December, but the death was only just discovered accidentally by a Chicago Tribune reporter. Read about it here.