Ruth Ann Steinhagen, inspiration for The Natural after shooting Cubs first baseman Eddie Waitkus, plays baseball in the Cook County Jail. Matron Ann Markov is watching over, umpiring. 
Steinhagen had passed away on December 29th, but this wasn’t discovered until recently when The Washington Post was researching another story. Read her fascinating obituary here. 
(image by Associated Press) 

Ruth Ann Steinhagen, inspiration for The Natural after shooting Cubs first baseman Eddie Waitkus, plays baseball in the Cook County Jail. Matron Ann Markov is watching over, umpiring. 

Steinhagen had passed away on December 29th, but this wasn’t discovered until recently when The Washington Post was researching another story. Read her fascinating obituary here

(image by Associated Press) 

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