Friday, March 22, 2013


2/27/1950, Clearwater, Florida, Phillies training camp:

That's Eddie Waitkus, the guy who got shot and was the inspiration for the Roy Hobbs character. The woman who shot him, Ruth Steinhagen (age 19 at the time), died three months ago.

Photo: AP/Corbis

PS This was supposed to go up Friday but I effed up. Still, I'll make it look like it went up Friday.



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