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The Cincinnati Red Stalkings (Mickey Rawlings Series #5)
     

The Cincinnati Red Stalkings (Mickey Rawlings Series #5)

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by Troy Soos
 

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The lazy days of June, 1921, are dark ones for baseball fans as the trial of the Chicago "Black Sox" players accused of throwing the 1919 World Series begins. But utility infielder Mickey Rawlings thinks he has something to cheer about--playing for the team that won that series, the Cincinnati Reds. Until he gets embroiled in a mix of conspiracy, lies, and murder that

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The lazy days of June, 1921, are dark ones for baseball fans as the trial of the Chicago "Black Sox" players accused of throwing the 1919 World Series begins. But utility infielder Mickey Rawlings thinks he has something to cheer about--playing for the team that won that series, the Cincinnati Reds. Until he gets embroiled in a mix of conspiracy, lies, and murder that could end his career--and his life.

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Two years after the Chicago Black Sox scandal rocked major league baseball, the Cincinnati Reds are still trying to prove that they won the 1919 World Series, and that the White Sox didn't just hand it to them. Oliver Perriman, a Reds fan who'd like to remember happier times, wants to mount an exhibit of memorabilia featuring the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings, who beat every team they played in a historic coast-to-coast tour. No sooner has the Reds management signed on to Ollie's plan, though, than he's shot to death, presumably by somebody who had an eye out for a particular bit of Red Stockings history. Could it have been the ball or the baseball cards he gave to the Reds' latest acquisition, rolling-stone utility infielder Mickey Rawlings? Mickey promises his live-in girlfriend, ex-serial queen Margie Turner, that he's not going to get involved this time, but it's too late. By the time Mickey uncovers evidence of a 50-year-old murder, somebody's already broken into his house looking for the fatal evidence, and somebody's trying to smear him by linking him to the gamblers who bought the 1919 Series. Will Mickey end up a "permanent ineligible," the latest casualty of autocratic Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis? No way, as Mickey never says. But his fifth adventure (Hunting a Detroit Tiger, 1997, etc.) is stronger on baseball trivia—the Reds have an especially rich tradition—than on that untidy old mystery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575664088
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
05/01/1999
Series:
Mickey Rawlings Series , #5
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.89(h) x 0.98(d)

Meet the Author

Troy Soos is the best-selling author of ten historical mystery novels, including the Mickey Rawlings baseball series and the Marshall Webb - Rebecca Davies Gilded Age New York series. His titles include "Murder at Fenway Park," "Hanging Curve," and "Ialand of Tears." He is also the author of a nonfiction baseball history book, "Before the Curse: The Glory Days of New England Baseball."

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The Cincinnati Red Stalkings: Mickey Rawlings Series, Book 5 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ken griffey jr.,Bronson arroyo,adam dunn,Shin-soo Choo,todd frazier,joey votto and more! Check out the museum that holds all of pete rose's 4,000 home runs and historic photos too!
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I must say that this book was a fine baseball/mystery work. I enjoyed it thoroughly and highly reccomend it. It puts basebal and mystery in perfect balance to create a very interesting plot and climax.