The List Show: Sowell to see Ray Chapman book made into movie

From The List Show on February 25, 2013, with mention of SABR member Mike Sowell:

In Major League Baseball’s 135 year history, there have been more than 30 million pitches thrown across the plate. Only one delivered a fatal blow to the man at bat. The man at bat was Ray Chapman, and the pitcher was Carl Mays.

Oklahoma State University professor and sports writer Mike Sowell wrote a book about that fateful day in 1920, called The Pitch That Killed.

“It’s really amazing to me that only one man has been hit and killed by a pitch,” said Sowell. 

Now, more than 20 years later, Sowell’s book has been turned into a screenplay written by Pamela Lynn Sullivan and Jeffrey David Anderson. The movie is scheduled to be titled Deadball.

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Originally published: February 28, 2013. Last Updated: February 28, 2013.