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Baseball Player Eddie Waitkus & the Bizarre Encounter with an Obsessed Fan Ruth Steinhagen in 1949.

On this week’s episode, we’ll be talking about the truly bizarre incident that occurred on June 14, 1949, when Philadelphia Phillies First baseman, Eddie Waitkus, was shot by an obsessed female fan Ruth Ann Steinhagen at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago. We’ll tell you about Eddie’s career leading up to that day as well as details of the shooting event itself. We’ll then share with you his miraculous recovery and return to baseball that later inspired a novel and the movie ‘The Natural”.

So, keep it right here, you won’t want to miss a moment of this most interesting story – right here on History and Relics.


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