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 los angeles 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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Unlike the older and more mature Jackie Robinson, Doby was thrust right into the majors, even though as a second baseman he had no chance of playing his natural position for the Indians. As it turned out he appeared in 29 games, 23 of them as a pinch hitter, and hit just. 180 in the waning weeks of 1947. Writers generally dismissed the signing as a publicity stunt, and few expected Doby to be with the Indians on Opening Day 1948. The World Series of 1947 presented another opportunity to strengthen the team and generate some more publicity, and Veeck had already decided to make the most of it.
Jake Ruppert that he deserved McCarthy's job, only to find himself palmed off on the Boston Braves. " Once again, he is in a position where a player will receive more money than he does. Once again, he is in a position where he is managing a player who is above all discipline. And once again, he will do what he did many years ago. 1 Other Boston columnists and writers quickly followed Egan's lead. "The Red Sox players," wrote Egan's colleague Joe Cashman, "will produce for 'Mac' or be given the gate in a hurry.
Boston Daily Record, October 2, 1947. Page 9 the press box, anxiously awaited the aftermath of the World Series to find out exactly what moves McCarthy had in mind. A few days later, another major story broke in another American League city. Halfway through the series, the Cleveland papers, in page one headlines, announced that owner Bill Veeck was planning to trade the team's All-Star shortstop and manager, Lou Boudreau, to St. Louis. The explosion that followed set the tone for an astonishing season in Cleveland.