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"The Pitch that Killed."

Sports writer Mike Sowell (rhymes with "powell"). Sowell's book, "The Pitch that Killed," is the true-life account of the death of Ray Chapman. Chapman was the Cleveland Indians shortstop who died after being hit in the head by a pitch thrown by New York Yankee Carl Mays. The incident occurred in late August, 1920, as the Yankees and Indians were battling for the American League pennant.


Other segments from the episode on October 19, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 19, 1989: Interview with Matthew Modine; Review of Lenny Kravitz, Michael Penn, and Bonham albums; Interview with Mike Sowell; Review of the exhibit "The Dada and…


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