That guy gets it wrong in an otherwise very good article
by sprack (2017-07-17 13:02:43)
Edited on 2017-07-17 13:10:14
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  In reply to: This is what I mean on the fiction part  posted by ndgotrobbedin97

Specifically on Joe Jackson. No, DB Sweeney didn't not bat righthanded in Eight Men Out. He's confusing his movies. And I got proof below. Sure looks lefthanded to me. Also, he swings a black bat. Jackson called his bat "Black Betsy". The black was from (ew, gross!) tobacco juice. (Players back then would use 3 or 4 bats in an entire season; everyone swung a heavy bat)

Otherwise, though, very good article.

And you're right about the fictionalization in the book. It's been so long since I read it (decades) I forgot about that. But he did get the documented facts right.

For reference, Ray Liotta in Field of Dreams:


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