Faithful (book)

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First edition cover
AuthorsStewart O'Nan
Stephen King
CountryUnited States
SubjectBaseball, Boston Red Sox
Publication date
December 2, 2004
Media typePrint (Hardcover)

Faithful is a book co-written by Stephen King and Stewart O'Nan. It chronicles exchanges between King and O'Nan about the 2004 Boston Red Sox season, beginning with an e-mail in the summer of 2003, and throughout the 2004 season, from spring training to the World Series.

The book was dedicated to Victoria Snelgrove,[1] an Emerson College student who was struck in the eye by a projectile fired by the Boston Police Department during crowd-control actions near Fenway Park following Game 7 of the American League Championship Series, resulting in her death approximately 12 hours later.[2]

On May 4, 2007, The Boston Globe reported that HBO would be adapting the book into a six-part miniseries for 2008.[3][4] In September 2008, King wrote, "The script is just goddamn hilarious."[5] There is, however, no indication that such a miniseries was actually made.


  1. ^ O'Nan, Stewart; King, Stephen (2004). Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle The Historic 2004 Season. Scribner. p. ix. ISBN 0743267524.
  2. ^ "Commission Investigating the Death of Victoria Snelgrove" (PDF). 14. May 25, 2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 10, 2011. Retrieved April 25, 2009 – via Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Red Sox brass make pitch for star treatment in HBO's 'Faithful'
  4. ^ Red Sox "Faithful" Comes To HBO
  5. ^ "Self Interview". Messages From Stephen. 2008-09-04. Retrieved 2008-09-25.