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GeoVerse®230: The Eddie Waitkus Shooting

One of the most infamous shooting’s in baseball history occurred on the 12th floor of this former hotel. In 1948, Chicago Cubs first baseman Eddie Waitkus was shot by a deranged fan on the 12th floor (room 1297-A) which was the inspiration for the famous baseball movie “The Natural.”

GeoVerse®230: The Eddie Waitkus Shooting

41.98356, -87.65507

One of the most infamous shooting's in baseball history occurred on the 12th floor of this former hotel. In 1948, Chicago Cubs first baseman Eddie Waitkus was shot by a deranged fan on the 12th floor (room 1297-A) which was the inspiration for the famous baseball movie "The Natural."


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