Links to the Past: Michiana History - Record Detail
|Topic||Indiana History-Ring Lardner|
|Image Source||"Sporting News"|
|Image Notes||This picture shows Niles, Michigan native Ring Lardner towards the end his life. Well-known for his writings about baseball, Ring wrote a very famous epitaph about the pitcher, Christy Mathewson who was injured in a freak accident during World War I and died one year later. The epitaph reads: My eyes are very misty As I pen these lines to Christy; O, my heart is full of heaviness today, May the flowers ne'er wither, Matty, On your grave at Cincinnati, Which you've chosen for your final fade-away. From "The Best of Baseball" published in 1956 by Baseball Magazine. The fade-away was Mathewson's best pitch.|
|Time Period||20th Century|
Additional Information & Sources
|Historical Background||The following are books by Ring Lardner from the St. Joseph County Public and Mishawaka Public Library collections:
"Annotated Baseball Stories" -- Fiction
"June Moon" -- Mishawaka, DVD
"Ring Around the Bases" (Includes his famous collection of stories called You Know Me Al.)
"The Ring Lardner Reader" -- Fiction, Selected Stories
Click on the first website below to find call numbers and location of these books by Ring Lardner.
To read some of his short stories online, go to the second website below.
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|Newspaper Articles||St. Joseph County Public Library Local & Family History Services - Clipping File - Journalism - Authors - G through L - Lardner, Ring W.
|Websites||Library Catalog Search of Titles by Ring Lardner|
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