This person is the narrator of the story, referred to as "Author" by other characters because of their writing, and learns a lot about people and life when a friend becomes tragically sick.
This person is the friend of the narrator that is diagnosed with a tragic illness, causing the team to band together in support.
This person is the narrator's spouse, who waits at home while they play baseball.
This person is a prostitute that agrees to marry the narrator's friend to get a large insurance settlement.
This person is the manager and head coach of the baseball team.
This person is the first teammate that the narrator tells about his friend's condition.
This person is the first child of the narrator and his spouse who is born...
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