Happy Birthday, Studs Terkel

Author Studs Terkel recently celebrated his 95th birthday.
While he wrote no books about baseball, per se, he did portray another literary legend, sportswriter Hugh Fullerton, in the movie version of Eight Men Out. (Director John Sayles played Ring Lardner.)
The long-time Cubs’ fan offered an observation on the delight of afternoon games as a talking head in Ken Burns’ Baseball documentary:

The savvy viewer will recognize the music after his remarks from the movie.

Given Mr. Terkel’s genius at the oral history genre, I wish he had produced a volume on the game.


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