Word got around, and before long Annie was being handsomely paid to give talks to players' wives associations—and not just baseball wives—all over the country. But then, a few years back, a new condition curtailed her travel. She was pregnant. After multiple consultations she and Crash had been told that conception wasn't in the cards for them. They'd accepted it and moved on, which only magnified their joy when their son was born. They named the boy Thurman.
Major leaguers reveal their Bull Durham moments, at SI.com/WATN.