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