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When Mickey Rawlings, utility infielder for the St. Louis Browns, accepts an invitation to play against the East St. Louis Cubs, a black semi-pro team, he is met with open hostility from the commissioner and the Ku Klux Klan, black pitcher Slim Crawford is murdered, and Mickey is hurled into a dark world of prejudice, in a mystery set in 1922. Reprint.
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Spring, 1922. Jazz is hot. Baseball is hotter -- and bitterly segregated. As a major league infielder, Mickey Rawlings has always wanted a chance to match his skills against the very best in the game, black or white. When he gets a chance to play against the East St. Louis Cubs, a black semi-pro team, Mickey willingly risks his career to step across baseball's color line. He soon finds that more than a game is at stake -- and more than his career is at risk -- when one of the Negro League stars is hanged in the ballpark, the victim of a brutal lynching.
As tensions mount in an already divided city, Mickey investigates the murder and sees sides of America that he's never encountered before. While discovering the rich culture of 1920s black society, he also finds destructive forces working their way into the country's mainstream. He is soon in a world where shocking violence and corruption are everyday fare, and justice is hard to find as Mickey enters the most important -- and dangerous -- game of his life...About the Author:
Troy Soos is a critically acclaimed author, teacher, and former research physicist. He is best known for his Mickey Rawlings series of baseball mysteries. His novels have been reviewed in the New York Times, Boston Globe, and USA Today. Soos is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and the Society for American Baseball Research. He currently lives in Lake Howell, Florida (near Winter Park, Florida).
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Book Description Kensington, 2000. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111575666561
Book Description Kensington, 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1575666561
Book Description Kensington. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1575666561 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1618760