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American Folklore Legends in the World of Baseball:


~~ = Fictional Characters.

~~"AL" THE ANGEL: Fictional Angel and Principle Character in Walt Disney's Remake of "Angels in the Outfield (1994)." In the story, All and his fellow Heavenly Hosts help the Struggling California Angels make it to the Post Season with the help of a small Baseball Fan livng in an Anaheim Foster Home for Boys.
JIM BOUTON: Former pitcher for the New York Yankees who became the author of the all time best selling Baseball Book, Ball Four.
~~KATIE CASEY: Fictional Turn of the Century Baseball Fan and Principle Character in Norworth's Immortal Folk Song, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game."

GARY COOPER: One of his best roles as an American Folklore Actor, was playing the part of Lou Gehrig in one of the Greatest Baseball Motion Pictures of all time--"Pride of the Yankees (1941)."

DANNY KAYE: This American Showman was a very avid fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and in 1961, he came out with his hit comedy song, "D-O-D-G-E-R-S."


~~GUFFY MC GOVERN: Fictional Foul Mouth Manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1951 Motion Picture Hit, "Angels in the Outfield." A visit by Angels transformed McGovern's Team into a winning team, and McGovern from a mean and disliked individual into a caring individual.  

~~MIGHTY CASEY: The fictional Baseball Slugger and Principle Character in Thayer's "Casey At The Bat."

JACK NORWORTH: Wrote the Seventh Inning Stretch Song, "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." The original manuscript is displayed in Baseball's Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.

"Take Me Out to the Ball Game."

RONALD REAGAN: This Former President of the United States was a Movie Star in his earlier years. One of his popular movie roles was portraying The Hall of Fame Pitcher, Grover Cleveland Alexander ("The Winning Team--1952").
GEORGE HERMAN ("BABE") RUTH: Back in the late 1960's, Babe Ruth was declared the "Greatest Baseball Player of All Time." Many books have been written about him, and several movies have been made on touching his Major League Baseball Career. He was often refered to as The Great Bambino and the Sultan of Swat.
ERNEST LAWRENCE THAYER: Wrote the Imortal Poem Classic of American Folklore--"Casey At The Bat."

"Casey At The Bat."

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