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Contemporary: Featured Work


 

The Natural

by Bernard Malamud

Some “Text to Text” & “Text to World” connections to explore...

Major League Baseball 

  

The Roy Hobbs - Eddie Waitkus Connection

NY Times:

"Ruth Steinhagen is Dead at 83; Shot a Ballplayer

 

"Casey at the Bat"

 

The 1919 Black Sox Scandal

 

National

Baseball Hall of Fame

All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

 

"A Game for All: Women Have Been Establishing a Foothold in Professional Baseball Since 1898"

Baseball and Jackie Robinson

 

 

 

"The Natural:Hit or Myth?" by Frank Deford

 

 

Read "Who's on First?"  and then take a look at Abbott & Costello in action here:

 

"Homer at the Bat"- here's a clip from this episode of The Simpsons which offers many text connections to The Natural:

 

 

Click here to explore The Tenth Inning a documentary by Ken Burns.

 

Watch The Tenth Inning: Preview on PBS. See more from The Tenth Inning.

  

The Natural (2008- Starring Robert Redford)

Click here to see the trailer.

Click here for cast & crew credits.

Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience - Selected Textbook Resources

Short Story: "The First Seven Years" -p. 998 

Audio Book/MP3

Sadly, The Natural isn't available for free. Click here to download the MP3 for a fee.