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.
Even the most die-hard baseball fans don't know the true story of William "Blockade Billy" Blakely. He may have been the greatest player the game has ever seen, but today no one remembers his name. He was the first--and only--player to have his existence completely removed from the record books. Even his team is long forgotten, barely a footnote in the game's history.
Every effort was made to erase any evidence that William Blakely played professional baseball, and with good reason. Blockade Billy had a secret darker than any pill or injection that might cause a scandal in sports today. His secret was much, much worse... and only Stephen King, the most gifted storyteller of our age, can reveal the truth to the world, once and for all.
Originally published through Cemetery Dance Publications on April 20, 2010 as a $25.00 limited-edition hardcover, Stephen King and Cemetery Dance have made an arrangement with Scribner to make available a less expensive hardcover edition of Blockade Billy, with an on-sale date of May 25th, the same date the audiobook goes on sale. The Scribner edition will be available in all U.S. and Canadian retail outlets. Both the Scribner book and the Simon & Schuster audiobook will feature a bonus short story ("Morality").
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1 . Surprised it was a short story
Posted April 30, 2010 by tmcd , Hugo, MNI agree with the previous reviewer. A good story but not worth the price. Stephen King has released other books with short stories but there are usually four or five short stories in the book. This one is a very quick read and too expensive.
2 . Very short book
Posted April 25, 2010 by tdewolf , Hammond, INThis was an enjoyable read, my only issue was it was a bit pricey for a book that is only 57 pages long....not worth the $7.50....should have been free or about a $1.00
April 19, 2010
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