On June 15 1949 — 1949 – Eddie Waitkus of the Philadelphia Phillies is shot by 19-year-old Ruth Steinhagen at Chicago’s Edgewater Beach Hotel. She will later be placed in a mental hospital. Waitkus battles for his life but will come back to play the following season.

 


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