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James T Farrell

James T. Farrell, born in 1904 on Chicago's South Side, remained an avid White Sox fan from his youth until his death in 1979. A major voice in American realism and author of the Studs Lonigan trilogy, Farrell wrote extensively about baseball, incorporating the baseball-playing memories of his youth into his novels and composing essays that recaptured the legendary heroes of his boyhood and preserved his passionate love for the game. He won nine varsity letters in high school.