Francis: Retrospective on actress Teresa Wright’s visit to the Baseball Hall of Fame

From SABR member Bill Francis at on January 29, 2015:

Fifteen years ago, an Academy Award-winning actress came to Cooperstown to discuss her role in a baseball classic.

Teresa Wright, the only actor to be nominated for Academy Awards for his or her first three films, was in Cooperstown in April 2000 to attend an event at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum surrounding the showing of the 1942 film “The Pride of the Yankees.”

After the Lou Gehrig biopic screening, which starred Gary Cooper as the longtime first baseman of the New York Yankees and Wright as his wife Eleanor, the packed crowd at the Hall’s Grandstand Theater heard the 82-year-old actress discuss her movie career and her role in the baseball classic.

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Originally published: January 29, 2015. Last Updated: January 29, 2015.