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Woman who inspired 'The Natural' movie dies

Woman who inspired 'The Natural' movie dies

MLB.com Updated Mar 17, 2013
The inspiration -- namely, the woman who shot a Major Leaguer in her hotel room -- behind the movie, "The Natural," has died. Ruth Ann Steinhagen, a crazed Cubs fan who baited Phillies first baseman Eddie Waitkus into meeting with her in 1949,…
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