Synopsis:The year is 1941. The U.S. is still getting back on its feet after a devastating depression while baseball continues to make a slow recovery. Overseas, Hitler is selling his twisted philosophy to the masses while setting his sights on world domination.
In the National League, Manager Jiggs Rowland has his hands full with the Philadelphia Mustangs. Owner Gerard Perry is too miserly to sign competent young prospects. Most of the veterans are either past their prime or sporting serious attitude problems. Enter Emmett Drexler, a dynamic young hurler with an unhittable blooper pitch. Drexler takes the league by storm, but we soon discover that he is harboring a secret. He's been sent by the Office of Strategic Services to foil a sinister German plot to assassinate President Roosevelt at the All-Star Game in Washington.
Rowland receives an ultimatum from Perry: Move the team into seventh place by the All-Star break or lose his job. As he struggles to turn things around for the Mustangs, Drexler struggles to eliminate the German menace, which confronts him in every city of his major league tour.
Most of the characters and situations in this baseball fantasy are firmly rooted in historical fact.
Scene descriptions broken down into smaller blocks. POV added, making game situations much easier to follow. Bits of dialogue and scene descriptions added. Existing dialogue polished. This is a much smoother read.