"Will You Be The Best There Ever Was?" Asked The Naked Woman With A Gun

In April, we brought you the real-life story of Eddie Waitkus, the ballplayer who was shot by a teenage girl. That incident is best known in its fictionalized form, in Bernard Malamud's The Natural, which we've excerpted below from the just-released collection Bernard Malamud: Novels and Stories of the 1940s & 50s. » 7/15/14 11:04am 7/15/14 11:04am