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DumpJerry
03-18-2013, 03:52 PM
She's the woman who shot Roy Hobbs (http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/NATL-Obsessed-fan-who-shot-player-inspired-movie-dies--198687131.html).

TDog
03-18-2013, 06:54 PM
She's the woman who shot Roy Hobbs (http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/NATL-Obsessed-fan-who-shot-player-inspired-movie-dies--198687131.html).

Tbe shooting inspired a key plot point in The Naturdal. According to interviews of Malamud that I've read, the book, which inspired the movie, was inspired by the Black Sox Scandal, the character of Roy Hobbs being based loosely on Shoeless Joe Jackson.