Albie Pearson is the player seen here with Marilyn, he writes:
"I looked at the most famous yet loneliest person I ever saw in my life," Pearson said. "She was a beautiful shell.
"I was shocked. I expected her to come out flashing a big smile, and I got this sober look. Every Bible verse I ever heard about the love of God poured into my mind.
"But I didn't want her to think I was a religious nut. I didn't want to say anything."
So Pearson remained silent as Monroe emerged from the dugout, turning on the charm as she turned to face the crowd.
She played the part of America's sex symbol. She cooed. She posed for pictures. She shook hands with Pearson, accepted the check, and walked off the field.
Her smile, no longer required, immediately vanished. Pearson stared into searching eyes, and Monroe stared right back.
"What is it," Monroe asked, "that you're trying to tell me?"
Pearson opened his mouth but said nothing. He nodded, then jogged to center field for the start of the game.
Monroe never made another public appearance. Several weeks later, with the Angels in New York, the news struck like a bolt of lightning: Marilyn Monroe, three times divorced, dead of a drug overdose at 36.
In his hotel room, Pearson fell to his knees in prayer, distraught by words he never said.
"I wasn't the cause of her death," he said. "But I felt like I had been allowed. . . the Lord wanted me to say something to her."
I read that " She borrowed the fur trimmed suit she had worn while filming that day because she was to attend a Muscular Dystrophy fund raiser at Dodger Stadium that evening with her former husband Joe DiMaggio
and co-star Dean Martin's young son. "