It tells the story of william blockade billy blakely, a fictional baseball catcher who briefly played for the new. Blockade billy the new novella from stephen king and. Blockade billy gets his shot at the big time after emerging from a minor league field of dreams in iowa. The story is told to king by george granny grantham, retired thirdbase coach for the titans and you can almost picture king sitting there talking to the fictional granny.
Even the most diehard baseball fans donaect know the true story of william aeeblockade billyaee blakely. Blockade billy had a secret darker than any pill or injection that might cause a scandal in sports today. Even the most diehard baseball fans dont know the true story of william blockade billy blakely. Blockade billy the new novella from stephen king and cemetery. April 2010 im verlag cemetery dance publications erschien. Every effort was made to erase any evidence william blakely played professional baseball, and with good reason. Stephen edwin king born september 21, 1947 is an american author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, and fantasy novels.
Blockade billy is an 80page novella written by stephen king and released by cemetery dance publications on april 20, 2010. Stephen edwin king was born on september 21, 1947, at the maine general hospital in portland. He was the firstand onlyplayer to have his existence completely removed from the record books. It is kings story of blockade billy blakely who played a month for. Fans of stephen king s doorstopsized novels last years under the dome clocked in at 1,100 pages will find his new book a walk in the park the ballpark blockade billy, a. Blockade billy by stephen king is kings novella which first appeared in bazaar of bad dreams. William blockade billy blakely may have been the greatest baseball player the game has ever seen, but today no one remembers his name. Stephen king is an avid baseball fan, particularly of the boston red sox, and his love of baseball shows in blockade billy. Broadway musicals teen musicals musicals based on films musicals based on novels adaptations of works by stephen king carrie matricide in fiction. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. It is kings story of blockade billy blakely who played a month for the fictional newark titans in 1957. Stephen king s the dark tower the gunslinger cassette by beetlemuse. It tells the story of william blockade billy blakely, a fictional baseball catcher who briefly played for the new jersey titans during the 1957 season. From new york times bestselling author stephen king comes the haunting story of blockade billy, the greatest major league baseball player to be erased from the game.66 130 1353 924 739 1550 1569 1195 1144 14 372 1222 445 1527 1034 1571 1326 1022 457 798 1404 1078 700 4 911 381 408 1064 1357 1355 400