The baseball star was the last person to find out about his starring role in Stephen King's new novel

The last person to find out that Stephen King had named his latest thriller, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, after the all-star reliever for the Boston Red Sox was…Tom Gordon. ”Stephen sent me a copy in October, but I didn’t find it until January,” explains Gordon. ”I was looking through my locker and I saw this box from King. I thought he just wanted an autograph.” Gordon finally met King, a lifelong Red Sox fan, this spring. ”People don’t expect it, but we have a lot in common,” says Gordon. ”The only rough patch was when I took him to lunch in my hometown and this lady kept insisting he was Steven Spielberg.”

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon (Book - Stephen King 1999)
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