By Stephen King, Stewart O'Nan
Retail ePub - an publication Novella
The writing group that brought the bestselling Faithful, concerning the 2004 purple Sox championship season, takes readers to the ballpark back, and to an international past, in an book unique to be released on August 21, 2012.
Dean Evers, an aged widower, sits in entrance of the tv with not anything higher to do than waste his leftover evenings staring at baseball. It’s Rays/Mariners, and David fee is breezing in the course of the line-up. all at once, in a seat a couple of rows up past the batter, Evers sees the face of somebody from many years previous, anyone who shouldn’t be on the ballgame, shouldn’t be in the world. And so starts a parade of individuals from Evers’s previous, them all occupying that seat in the back of domestic plate. till at some point Dean Evers sees anyone even eerier….
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Ultimately, the season was a disappointment for Ken. While the Mariners won the AL West title for the second time in three years, they were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Baltimore Orioles. Ken, who always says his No. 1 goal in baseball is to earn a World Series ring like this father (who has three), had just two singles in 15 at-bats in the playoffs. "All I've ever wanted to do here is win," Ken said. "I've done a few things in this game that my father didn't, but he's got those rings.
Page 66 Ken hit 56 homers in 1997 and again in 1998. (AP/Wide World Photos) Page 67 Ken won the home-run hitting contest at the All-Star Game in Denver, but only after changing his mind about sitting out the contest. That decision had been very unpopular in Denver, where there was great anticipation for Griffey to compete against McGwire in the home-run derby. Ken reconsidered after receiving thunderous boos during batting practice and when he received his trophy as the top vote-getter. "I don't like to get booed," he said.
What's important is getting the trophy with all the flags on it. The fans may not understand it, but that's the way it is. It's a team. " Though he fell short of the heights scaled by Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa in 1998, Griffey had another remarkable season. He matched his 1997 total with 56 homers while driving in 146 runs. Once again, one slow power stretch wiped out his chance of surpassing Maris. On July 10, he was tied with McGwire with 37 homers, but he hit only two in a month-long stretch from July 14 to August 15.