By Stephen King, Stewart O'Nan

ISBN-10: 1476713340

ISBN-13: 9781476713342

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The writing group that introduced the bestselling Faithful, concerning the 2004 pink Sox championship season, takes readers to the ballpark back, and to a global past, in an booklet unique to be released on August 21, 2012.

Dean Evers, an aged widower, sits in entrance of the tv with not anything greater to do than waste his leftover evenings observing baseball. It’s Rays/Mariners, and David expense is breezing during the line-up. by surprise, in a seat a couple of rows up past the batter, Evers sees the face of somebody from many years prior, somebody who shouldn’t be on the ballgame, shouldn’t be on this planet. And so starts off a parade of individuals from Evers’s earlier, them all occupying that seat in the back of domestic plate. until eventually in the future Dean Evers sees somebody even eerier….

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When we came here we had only one thing on our minds, and that was to play baseball. To play in the big leagues was the real thing. That is what we dreamt about. Players today who come from Venezuela, Panama, and other Spanish-speaking countries don't seem to realize that. They have no idea. This is too bad, because it diminishes a part of what Minnie has meant to so many of us. This is as true for Latins and non-Latins alike. Because the real beauty of Minnie Minoso is that he has a special quality, which is quite universal in scope.

One thing I did learn, however, was the proper way to treat a lady. I have always tried to be a gentleman, and never treated any woman in a way that I would not want another man to treat either my mother or my sisters. I was playing baseball then, too. A little bit at first, and then much more later. First, I played semi-professional ball for the Partagas Cigar Factory team, and worked part time at the factory making cigars. Then I decided to try out for the Ambrosia Candy Factory team. Ambrosia was one of the best semi-pro teams in Havana.

Immediately Richards saw that Comiskey Park was not for the slow of foot. What the Sox really needed, he insisted, was pitching, a strong solid defense and speedlots and lots of speed. Of all the minor league players he had seen, he was dazzled most by an exciting and versatile Cuban player who Page xiv with the San Diego club in the Pacific Coast League. He told Lane to get that guy, no matter what the cost. The player that so excited Richards was, of course, Minnie Minoso. On April 30,1951, Lane was able to obtain him from the Cleveland Indians as part of a three-team deal that saw the Sox send slugger Gus Zernial and fellow outfielder Dave Philly to the Philadelphia Athletics.

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