Stephen King - The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon is a novel published in 1999.
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon - Stephen King book description:
Nine-year-old Trisha McFarland strays from the path while she and her recently divorced mother and brother take a hike along a branch of the Appalachian Trail.
Lost for days, wandering farther and farther astray, Trisha has only her portable radio for comfort. A huge fan of Tom Gordon, a Boston Red Sox relief pitcher, she listens to baseball games and fantasizes that her hero will save her.
Nature isn't her only adversary, though - something dangerous may be tracking Trisha through the dark woods.