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Hanging Curve

Troy Soos

Critically-acclaimed novelist Troy Soos evokes the spirit and strife of 1920s America in this compelling mystery. Hanging Curve portrays a major league baseball player’s struggle to see justice triumph over hatred and the expanding threat of the Ku Klux Klan. Mickey Rawlings hasn’t had much time at bat since he joined the St. Louis Browns as a utility infielder. When a former teammate offers him the chance to play in a semi-pro game against the East St. Louis Cubs—a well-known black team—he jumps at the chance. The Cubs turn out to be powerful opponents. But the real battle begins later, after the black pitcher is found hanging from the backstop. Baseball historian Troy Soos interviewed surviving members of the Negro National League to create this absorbing tale. His deft blend of authentic sports lore and period details gives fans something to cheer about. Narrator Johnny Heller’s lively performance adds spin to every curve ball in the plot.

Critically-acclaimed novelist Troy Soos evokes the spirit and strife of 1920s America in this compelling mystery. Hanging Curve portrays a major league baseball player’s struggle to see justice triumph over hatred and the expanding threat of the Ku Klux Klan. Mickey Rawlings hasn’t had much time at bat since he joined the St. Louis Browns as a utility infielder. When a former teammate offers him the chance to play in a semi-pro game against the East St. Louis Cubs—a well-known black team—he jumps at the chance. The Cubs turn out to be powerful opponents. But the real battle begins later, after the black pitcher is found hanging from the backstop. Baseball historian Troy Soos interviewed surviving members of the Negro National League to create this absorbing tale. His deft blend of authentic sports lore and period details gives fans something to cheer about. Narrator Johnny Heller’s lively performance adds spin to every curve ball in the plot.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Critically-acclaimed novelist Troy Soos evokes the spirit and strife of 1920s America in this compelling mystery. Hanging Curve portrays a major league baseball player’s struggle to see justice triumph over hatred and the expanding threat of the Ku Klux Klan. Mickey Rawlings hasn’t had much time at bat since he joined the St. Louis Browns as a utility infielder. When a former teammate offers him the chance to play in a semi-pro game against the East St. Louis Cubs—a well-known black team—he jumps at the chance. The Cubs turn out to be powerful opponents. But the real battle begins later, after the black pitcher is found hanging from the backstop. Baseball historian Troy Soos interviewed surviving members of the Negro National League to create this absorbing tale. His deft blend of authentic sports lore and period details gives fans something to cheer about. Narrator Johnny Heller’s lively performance adds spin to every curve ball in the plot.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Johnny Heller

Length:

9h 52m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:01


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

18:51


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

33:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

20:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:47


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:47


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:13


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

23:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

20:01


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

24:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

26:21


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

28:02


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:38


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:52


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

10:03


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:16


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

15:55


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

10:53


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

14:07


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

12:28


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:24


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:58


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:09


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:28


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:46


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

10:18


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:19


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

10:56


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:39


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:18


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

48:22


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

00:34