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In Memoriam: William S. Stevens

We are sorry to note that William S. Stevens, member of the University of Pennsylvania Law School Class of 1975 and a former editor of the Law Review, passed away last week at the age of sixty. While a member of the Law Review, Stevens wrote a humorous anonymous “Aside” on the relationship between baseball’s infield fly rule and the common law that the New York Times hails as “one of the most celebrated and imitated analyses in American legal history.” In memory of Mr. Stevens, we post his famed note, The Common Law Origins of the Infield Fly Rule, 123 U. PA. L. REV. 1474 (1975), here. Our thoughts, prayers, and condolences are with his family.