Ruth Ann Steinhagen

 

 

Age: 83

 

Summary: obsessed baseball fan whose shooting of former Chicago Cubs first baseman Eddie Waitkus (d. 1972) as a teenager in 1949 inspired a book and the 1984 movie The Natural, but who was declared insane and spent over two years in a mental hospital (Waitkus survived the shooting).

 

 

Cause of Death: After a fall

 

Born: December 23, 1929

 

Died: December 29, 2012

 

Location: Chicago, Illinois