How Stephen King’s love of baseball helped generations of younger Bangor athletes

Editor’s word: This story was initially revealed in Might 2019.

It’s no secret that Stephen King lives and breathes baseball. He’s a lifelong Crimson Sox fan, and he isn’t shy about sharing his opinion on the crew. He used to personal a sports activities speak radio station. He and novelist Stewart O’Nan even wrote a guide, “Devoted,” concerning the Crimson Sox’s 2004 World Sequence-winning season.

However nothing sums up Bangor’s most well-known resident’s love of the sport higher than the methods by which he and his spouse, Tabitha, have supported it regionally. One want solely have a look at Shawn T. Mansfield Stadium, the top-notch baseball facility that the Kings donated $1.2 million to have constructed, which opened in 1992 at Hayford Park on Thirteenth Avenue.