The Natural | Study Guide

Bernard Malamud

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Part Summary
Pre-Game Roy Hobbs, an aspiring professional baseball player, rides a train to Chicago with baseball scout Sam Simpson to try out... Read More
Batter Up!, Part 1 Fifteen years later Pop Fisher, coach of the New York Knights, laments the curse that seems to control his terrible team... Read More
Batter Up!, Part 2 Roy discovers his uniform soaking wet in his locker when he arrives at the clubhouse the next morning. He yanks down the... Read More
Batter Up!, Part 3 Bump's death devastates Memo, particularly because they had been fighting when he died. Roy continues to pine after her,... Read More
Batter Up!, Part 4 It is Roy Hobbs Day. After Max's article about the judge's refusal to give Roy a raise, donations from fans pour in, inc... Read More
Batter Up!, Part 5 Roy feels great the next day, despite the disastrous date with Memo. He plays well, and the Knights rise to second place... Read More
Batter Up!, Part 6 Iris, the woman in the red dress, waits for Roy in a nearby park. It feels natural for her to be here, although she fear... Read More
Batter Up!, Part 7 After Roy's home run for the injured boy, the team once again starts performing well, climbing back up the ranks until t... Read More
Batter Up!, Part 8 Roy wakes up in the maternity ward of the hospital near Knights Field because the judge has secured a cheap deal with a ... Read More
Batter Up!, Part 9 The morning of the game Roy still feels weak. There is an aggressive, hostile mood at the stadium as anxious fans descen... Read More
Batter Up!, Part 10 Sobbing, Roy buries Wonderboy at the stadium. He finds an envelope with his $35,000 and marches up to the judge's tower ... Read More
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