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Mark Harris
Birth: Nov. 19, 1922
Mount Vernon
Westchester County
New York, USA
Death: May 30, 2007
Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County
California, USA

Author. Born Mark Harris Finkelstein, he wrote dozens of novels and five nonfiction books and was noted for his baseball stories. He is best known for the acclaimed baseball novel "Bang the Drum Slowly," which he adapted for the 1973 movie starring Michael Moriarty and Robert DeNiro. The story was also adapted for a live TV segment of "The U.S. Steel Hour," starring Paul Newman in 1956. "Bang the Drum Slowly" was named most popular of the top 100 sports books of all time by Sports Illustrated Magazine. His other baseball novels included "The Southpaw" (1953), " A Ticket for a Seamstitch" (1957) and "It Looked Like For Ever" (1979). In 2001 he retired as professor of English from Arizona State University. He died of Alzheimer's disease. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Cremated
Specifically: portion of his ashes will be scattered over the Mount Vernon baseball field where he played sandlot baseball
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Jun 01, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19660583
Mark Harris
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
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