Based on the new book "Kerouac At Bat: Fantasy Baseball And The King Of The Beats" we find out that Kerouac obsessively maintained a fantasy team from his teenage years up until the time of his death with a fictitious league featuring teams like the "New York Chevvies" and the "Cincinnati Blacks." The book claims that Kerouac kept this side of his life a dirty little secret, especially from his too-cool-for-school friends like Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs.
"I don't think the others knew. Or if they did, they didn't learn it from Kerouac. I think he was worried they might think it childish."
If only Kerouac were still alive today to do podcast chats with Matthew Berry.
A New Book Details Kerouac's Life With Fantasy Baseball [NYT]