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Friday, September 11, 2020

The Athletic: ‘There might be a family secret’: Richard Dotson’s real-life fable [$]

Sorry, sub required, but this really is a remarkable story about former MLB Rich Dotson and the father he never knew, MLB pitcher Dick Farrell.

The story behind that story — the improbable tale of how former White Sox pitcher Richard Dotson and his mysterious father, Dick “Turk” Farrell, wound up in this spot, in Section 130-S, row 4, seats 5 and 6 — is a saga right out of a Hollywood movie lot.

A family secret, never revealed … a DNA kit that sat in a drawer for years … a surprise message from a total stranger … a shocking revelation … a son’s pursuit of a never-told story … and a global pandemic that created a kind of connection that could never have happened in any other baseball season in history.

Are we sure this isn’t a movie?

“There’s a lot of this where it feels like that at times,” Dotson says. “And it’s funny because I lived my life. I know what went on. But OK, now here I am, at 60, and it turns out that what you thought you knew isn’t really what you knew.”

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 11, 2020 at 11:26 AM | 7 comment(s)
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