CRIME: Silly Honey

The first time Ruth Steinhagen looked upon Eddie ("Cowboy") Waitkus with her large, glassy blue eyes, her brain bubbled with a strange, painful excitement.. That was out at Chicago's Wrigley Field near the end of the 1946 season when Eddie was playing first for the Cubs. Ruth fell hard. She stopped loving Movie Actor Alan Ladd, wrote off a passing outfielder and decided to do something big some day about Eddie, namely, kill him.

By the time she was 19, Ruth Steinhagen, in her craving for excitement, had left a whole generation of mere bobby-soxers far behind. She found life...

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