Milwaukee Magazine - - Culture -

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.

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