Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Baseball novelist Mark Harris has died

Author Mark Harris died earlier this month. He was best known for his baseball novels "The Southpaw" (1953), "Bang the Drum Slowly" (1956), "A Ticket for a Seamstitch" (1957) and "It Looked Like Forever" (1979). He was 84.

The Associated Press reported that Harris died a month after he broke his hip in a fall and got pneumonia. He had Alzheimer's disease, she said.

Harris wrote five nonfiction books and 13 novels.

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