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The Jack Kerouac Memorial Cosmic Baseball Game is played each season to honor the legacy, memory and creative work of the American writer, born in Lowell, Massachusetts on March 12, 1922.

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This season's game was played between actors playing the parts of characters found in Kerouac's novel ON THE ROAD and the characters themselves. These characters themselves were based on real people in Kerouac's life and in order to get the book published he had to get some of them to sign "libel-clearing statement-forms." Such was the world in the middle of the 20th century when a person's privacy in and out of the art world sometimes conflicted with the naked truth. It is difficult to decide, based on the outcome of this memorial game, which takes precedence: art or truth.

When Viking Press showed interest in publishing his novel Kerouac had also begun thinking about the movie version. He wrote to his agent, "I can see it now Marlon Brando as Dean Moriarty and Montgomery Clicft as Sal Paradise." (Letter to Sterling Lord, November 10, 1955).

ON THE ROAD finally got published in 1957.

The movie version has been made (without Brando and Clift) and is, at the time of the 2012 Kerouac Memorial Game, scheduled for distribution in the spring of 2012. (see IMDB).





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Kerouac at npr.org

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Actors

Stewart Thirdbase
Dunst Leftfield
Sturridge Rightfield
Mortensen Centerfield
Morgan Secondbase
Moss Firstbase
Guay Shortstop
Riley Catcher
Hedlund Pitcher

Characters

DunkelE Secondbase
Lee Rightfield
Camille Thirdbase
Marx Leftfield
MaryLou Centerfield
Levesque Firstbase
ParadiseS Catcher
DunkelG Shortstop
Moriarty Pitcher


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Movie News at the Hollywood Reporter

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On the road againb...

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 Inn. 1: Actors
[Starter] Moriarty
Stewart           8          . . .
Dunst             BB         . . X
Sturridge         4-3        . X .
Mortensen         5-3        . X .
     Inn. 1: Characters
[Starter] Hedlund
DunkelE           7          . . .
Lee               6-3        . . .
Camille           E-8        . X .
Marx              E-8        . X . 1
MaryLou           1B         . X . 1
Levesque          6-3        . X .
     Inn. 2: Actors
Morgan            5 (Foul)   . . .
Moss              4-3        . . .
Guay              9          . . .
     Inn. 2: Characters
ParadiseS         3B         X . .
DunkelG           1B         . . X 1
Moriarty          5-4 FO     . . X
*SB:Moriarty      SB         . X .
DunkelE           6          . X .
Lee               4-3        X . .
     Inn. 3: Actors
Riley             1B         . . X
Hedlund           1-3 SAC    . X .
Stewart           5-4 DP!    . . .
     Inn. 3: Characters
Camille           1B         . . X
*SB:Camille       SB         . X .
Marx              4-3        X . .
MaryLou           E-4        . . X 1
*SB:MaryLou       SB         . X .
Levesque          6-3        . X .
ParadiseS         2B         . X . 1
DunkelG           8          . X .
     Inn. 4: Actors
Dunst             E-4        . . X
Sturridge         7          . . X
Mortensen         6-4-3 DP   . . .
     Inn. 4: Characters
Moriarty          7          . . .
DunkelE           K          . . .
Lee               5-3        . . .
     Inn. 5: Actors
Morgan            6-3        . . .
Moss              4-3        . . .
Guay              6-3        . . .
     Inn. 5: Characters
Camille           1B         . . X
Marx              4UN F      . . X
MaryLou           7          . . X
Levesque          5-3        . X .
     Inn. 6: Actors
Riley             2          . . .
Hedlund           E-5        . . X
Stewart           7          . . X
Dunst             BB         . X X
Sturridge         1B         . X X 1
Mortensen         BB         X X X
Morgan            1B         . X X 2
Moss              7          . X X
     Inn. 6: Characters
ParadiseS         3UN        . . .
DunkelG           5-3        . . .
Moriarty          8          . . .
     Inn. 7: Actors
Guay              4-3        . . .
Riley             3          . . .
Hedlund           7          . . .
     Inn. 7: Characters
DunkelE           7          . . .
Lee               BB         . . X
Camille           7          . . X
Marx              7          . . X
     Inn. 8: Actors
Stewart           8          . . .
Dunst             E-7        . X .
Sturridge         6          . X .
Mortensen         6-3        . X .
     Inn. 8: Characters
MaryLou           7          . . .
Levesque          E-6        . . X
*SB:Levesque      SB         . X .
ParadiseS         4          . X .
DunkelG           9          . X .
     Inn. 9: Actors
Morgan            5-3        . . .
Moss              5-3        . . .
Guay              3UN        . . .

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GAME NOTES
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Game Date March 12, 2012
Game Duration 2 hours, 49 minutes
Weather 47o, cloudy
Attendance Undisclosed
Umpires John Byrum
Gene Fowler
Charles F. Haas
Official Scorer Norman Podhoretz
Games Most Cosmic Player (MCP) Camille
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