by Bernard Malamud
Some "Text to Text" & "Text to World" connections to explore...
- Major League Baseball
- The Roy Hobbs - Eddie Waitkus Connection
- NY Times: "Ruth Steinhagen is Dead at 83; Shot a Ballplayer"
- "Casey at the Bat" by Ernest Lawrence Thayer
- The 1919 Black Sox Scandal
- National Baseball Hall of Fame
- All-American Girls Professional Baseball League
- Explore The Tenth Inning a documentary by Ken Burns.
- Click here to learn more about the 1984 film version of The Natural - starring Robert Redford.
- Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience - Selected Textbook Resources
- Short Story: "The First Seven Years" -p. 998
See the Fox Sports promo for the episode "Homer at the Bat" . You can watch the full episode in class and discover the many text connections between this episode of The Simpsons and The Natural.