We spoke with local author Jim Cryns about
the making of Making Bull Durham.
Jim Cryns dreamed of playing in the major leagues. He never made it to the pros, but he did spend about 20 years wandering in and out of the Brewers’ clubhouse – as a freelance writer covering the team’s triumphs and tragedies.
Eventually, he convinced Ron Shelton, the creative force behind some of the greatest sports films ever made, to let Cryns write about his life. This month, Cryns’ book The Church of Baseball: Making Bull Durham hits store shelves, just in time for the 30th anniversary of Bull Durham.