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The Natural consists of the main character Roy Hobbs and his journey as a baseball player Roy at the age of 19 is starting his career as a baseball player by trying out for the Chicago Cubs but Roy is later shot by a woman only to ruin his career for the Cubs We later meet him at the age of 34 when he has just been signed by the New York Knights The Knights are doing very poorly and one game the owner of the team decides to put Roy in as a pinch hitter to discover he is a great baseball player despite his old age Meanwhile Roy also falls for a woman Memo Paris who does not give him the time of day He obsesses over Memo and experiences a slump until he notices a woman in the crowd at one of his games Roy finds out her name is Iris and they go on a date Roy almost immediately tries to forget about Iris and goes back to Memo who only wants him for his money and fame The owner of the team goes to Roy to ask him to forfeit the game for money which Roy agrees to However at the game Roy sees Iris and finds out she is pregnant with his child so he tries to win the game for her but loses after striking out The story comes to an end when Roy starts to cry when he sees a newspaper with him at the age of 19 being shot
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