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W.P. Kinsella, whose 1981 book "Shoeless Joe Jackson" was turned into the 1989 movie Field of Dreams, has died at age 81.


That guy is great! His "Iowa Baseball Confederacy" was one of my favorites years ago - magico-realism and sports history an oddly satisfying combination. Rest in peace, WP.

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Baseball legend Yogi Berra, whose humorous quotes made him one of America's most beloved sports icons, has died at the age of 90.






Yogi Berra's greatest quotes

  • It's like deja-vu all over again.
  • It ain't the heat; it's the humility.
  • Baseball is 90% mental - the other half is physical.
  • I never said most of the things I said... Take it with a grin of salt.
  • If you don't know where you're going, you might end up some place else.
  • He hits from both sides of the plate. He's amphibious.
  • You can observe a lot by watching.
  • The future ain't what it used to be.
  • Never answer an anonymous letter.
  • When you come to a fork in the road, take it.
  • I always thought that record would stand until it was broken.
  • If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
  • Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't go to yours.

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