By Stephen King
Stephen King vuelve a darnos una muestra de su talento narrativo en este libro que aúna dos relatos cortos de sabor intenso. «Blockade Billy» nos introduce en los angeles misteriosa vida de William Blakely, el mejor jugador de los angeles historia del baseball al que, asombrosamente, nadie recuerda ya. Su rastro ha desaparecido por completo de todos los registros deportivos. Y con razón. El joven Billy ocultó un oscuro secreto que solo el maestro indiscutible del terror contemporáneo podía desvelar. En «Moralidad» conoceremos a una joven enfermera atrapada por l. a. turbia proposición del acaudalado y anciano reverendo al que cuida. Dividida entre sus principios y una acuciante situación económica, su decisión cambiará su vida y los angeles de su marido para siempre.Una lectura escalofriante para los amantes de las sensaciones fuertes.
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B. Foracker. He also landed the score-card concession at the Columbus ballpark, where he entertained the fans in his red coat and battered hat while hawking his wares. Columbus rejoined the then–Major League American Association in 1889, and Stevens remained in Columbus until the league folded in 1891. By then Stevens had assumed the score-card concession in Pittsburgh and moved there with his family. While in Pittsburgh he secured the right to sell programs in a number of local theaters. Barrow was looking to move beyond an assistant managership in the hotel business and met Stevens through his sporting connections.
When another sportswriter, Sam Crane from New York, conceived the Atlantic League that off-season, Barrow angled for a franchise. For a short time Barrow thought he had secured a club for Hartford, Connecticut. His friend Al Buckenberger had originally been awarded a team for Trenton, New Jersey, but subsequently accepted the presidency of Toronto in the more prestigious Eastern League. Buckenberger planned to transfer the franchise rights to Barrow in exchange for three players he could take with him to Toronto.
Irwin’s partners in the ownership syndicate included the team’s majority owner, the Toronto Ferry Company, and Larry Solman. With their concurrence, Irwin hired Barrow as Toronto manager for 1900. At the time, Toronto’s baseball park was located on an island. Like the streetcar companies that owned baseball teams, the ferry company envisioned the ball club as a way to increase passengers. The company expected a ridership boost to and from the island on game days. ” With Washington one of the four teams being contracted, Irwin remained unsure of his next move.