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The inspiration for Bull Durham

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Ron Shelton (who wrote and directed Bull Durham and was a minor league infielder in the Baltimore organization) has a piece in the L. A. Times today about Steve Dalkowski - said to have thrown up to 110 mph. Enough for Williams to step away from the plate after one pitch in a ST game. Cal Ripkin Sr was his catcher. Joe Altobelli was his roomie. Dalko is being inducted into The Baseball Reliquary's Shrine of the Immortals today.

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Good story. Good job by Shelton too, but I'm a Shelton fanboy. I love that line by Ripken, Sr. that Dalko was wild high and low, but not in and out; though the hitters didn't know that. Reminds me of the headgames Crash would play with the green Class A hitters in Bull Durham. I disolve into giggles whenever those scenes appear and I attempt to do similar stunts with the kids I work with.

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From the LA Times sports section today, Chris Erskine takes in a Cal League (class A) game with Shelton.  He notes that Shelton is working on turning Bull Durham into a musical.

 

 

Act I closing number (a locker room sequence involving the whole team) - The Rose Goes in the Front, Big Boy

 

Some other possible song titles....

 

Throw the Ball! Hit the Ball! Catch the Ball!  (Skip solo)

 

That's a No-No with Umpires (You're a C**ksucker!)

 

He F**ks Like He Pitches (Annie and Millie duet)

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From the LA Times sports section today, Chris Erskine takes in a Cal League (class A) game with Shelton.  He notes that Shelton is working on turning Bull Durham into a musical.

 

 

Act I closing number (a locker room sequence involving the whole team) - The Rose Goes in the Front, Big Boy

 

Some other possible song titles....

 

Throw the Ball! Hit the Ball! Catch the Ball!  (Skip solo)

 

That's a No-No with Umpires (You're a C**ksucker!)

 

He F**ks Like He Pitches (Annie and Millie duet)

 

dance number: Lollygaggers

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