While the nation wages war against Germany in 1918, utility infielder Mickey Rawlings has been traded to the North Side of Chicago. He’s batting a career high (a respectable .274) and the Cubs are in first place. For the first time in a long while Mickey is feeling financially secure enough to buy furniture. That’s when his best friend—rookie Willie Kaiser—is shot dead right on the diamond. While the official explanation is “accidental death from a stray bullet,” Mickey thinks someone’s taken the anti-war sentiment too far. Between collapsing bleacher seats and pretzel sabotage in the stands, Mickey's search for answers takes him from silent movies to speakeasies to the stockyards. As long as he keeps fouling off clues, it’s only a matter of time before a killer is caught in a rundown—or Mickey is tagged out permanently.
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