Kerouac makes Hall of Fame

From Associated Press

Ruth, Cobb, Mays, DiMaggio, Kerouac?

A bobble-head doll of Beat Generation author Jack Kerouac created in 2003 as a promotion by the minor-league Lowell (Mass.) Spinners has joined the collection at the Baseball Hall of Fame. Kerouac, who was born in Lowell in 1922, is believed to be the first literary figure so honored.

“The Hall of Fame’s collections are rich and diverse, given baseball’s history and role in helping to shape and define American culture,” Hall spokesman Jeff Idelson said. “Having the Jack Kerouac bobble-head in our collection is important, given he’s an American icon who had a deep passion for the game, which he shared in his writing.”