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A Pitch for Justice Only one time in the history of major league baseball was a player killed during a game It happened on August 16, 1920 in a game between the New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians Carl Mays, a submarine pitcher for the Yankees hit Ray Chapman, a shortstop for the Cleveland Indians, in the left temple area Helmets were not worn at that time and the pitch knocked Chapman to the ground Chapman was able to walk off the field with the help of other players Chapman died at 4 00 AM the next mo Only one time in the history of major league baseball was a player killed during a game It happened on August 16, 1920 in a game between the New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians Carl Mays, a submarine pitcher for the Yankees hit Ray Chapman, a shortstop for the Cleveland Indians, in the left temple area Helmets were not worn at that time and the pitch knocked Chapman to the ground Chapman was able to walk off the field with the help of other players Chapman died at 4 00 AM the next morning after an unsuccessful operation to stop the bleeding The police questioned Mays and he claimed the act was an accident and he was not throwing at Chapman The District Attorney took Mays at his word and decided to close the case without filing any charges The DA felt that it was a tragic accident that was unavoidable in a game that had inherent risks A Pitch for Justice is the story involving the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets in 2016 in which a young fastball pitcher for the Phillies intentionally throws at a Mets batter, on instructions from his manager, and hits him in the head killing him There are a number of incidents that precede this tragedy, all of them revolving around the code of honor players follow to protect their team mates and to deliver payback for a perceived wrong The first 25% of this book involves the game of baseball and the events that lead to the players death The remainder of the book isabout the legal issues after the Phillies pitcher is charged with first degree murder The book poses some thought provoking questions, ie Should a pitcher be charged with first degree murder if he intentionally throws at a batters head and kills him Should the pitcher be charged with manslaughter Should no charges be made since this is an inherent risk all ball players must acceptShould the manager who instructs the pitcher to throw at a batter with the intention of causing injury be charged as an accomplice Is a baseball in the hands of a fastball pitcher a lethal weapon What risks does a batter assume when facing a pitcher who throws an 100 mph fastball The legal proceedings are right out of a John Grisham novel The chapters on the grand jury investigation were quite educational for me since I really did not know how a grand jury investigation works The trial itself presents the issues that must be considered in order to arrive at a just verdict Even if you aren t a fan of baseball I think you will enjoy this book A Pitch for Justice, by Harold Kasselman, is a well told story that weaves the American pastime of baseball into an interesting legal scenario The matter of fact method used to convey the story makes the reader feel as if he or she is watching a live feed of the trial and circumstances surrounding the unfolding legal drama The surprise ending makes for an unexpected plot twist and provides a compelling conclusion to the book.Some have mentioned in earlier reviews issues with editing and punctu A Pitch for Justice, by Harold Kasselman, is a well told story that weaves the American pastime of baseball into an interesting legal scenario The matter of fact method used to convey the story makes the reader feel as if he or she is watching a live feed of the trial and circumstances surrounding the unfolding legal drama The surprise ending makes for an unexpected plot twist and provides a compelling conclusion to the book.Some have mentioned in earlier reviews issues with editing and punctuation, and while they exist, they don t get in the way of a well told story A few instances of dialogue are difficult to follow, but for the most part, the story is well told and genuine, and it presents a new and innovative storyline.I would look forward to another book from Kasselman and would recommend this to anyone that likes legal thrillers and stories involving baseball What I didn t know about Baseball.It is an eye opener I enjoy baseball and have followed both the Cincinnati Reds and the Atlanta Braves I will view baseball with a whole new viewpoint from now on Lookout pitchers i am watching you. Very nice crime novel based on baseball The plot was well thought out and the characters both the ADA and the pitcher were very easy to relate to The best part about this novel, however, was the thought provoking premise How would sports change if acts on the field of play could be prosecuted as crimes Highly recommend this novel Well, there is no doubt that I am biased and have an interest in this book I wrote it It may not be award winning literary fiction , but I feel confident that you ll enjoy the premise, the evolution of the plot, the legal challenges inspired by the premise, and the courtroom and baseball endings It s a safe bet that for 3.99 you ll find the novel unique in its theme and a realistic concept Thanks for adding it to your to read list. To be honest, I did not exactly read the whole book I read the beginning, scanned the middle and read the ending I did not like the documentary style, but I must admit that it was realistic and had me fooled I started googling the names because I thought it was about real events.Some of the conversations annoyed me They kept saying each others name in every qoute Well, Peter, what do you think Well, John, I think You know Peter, that s what I thought Okay John, then we agree Oka To be honest, I did not exactly read the whole book I read the beginning, scanned the middle and read the ending I did not like the documentary style, but I must admit that it was realistic and had me fooled I started googling the names because I thought it was about real events.Some of the conversations annoyed me They kept saying each others name in every qoute Well, Peter, what do you think Well, John, I think You know Peter, that s what I thought Okay John, then we agree Okay Peter, It s been nice talking to you Yeah John, my pleasure.I have later learned that sport show host in the US actually talk like that The subject is interesting What kind of crimes can you get away with on the playing field without being prosecuted for violence, or as in this case, murder I have seen some acts in sports that could have merited prosecution The concept of the book is a good one to what extent should baseball players own the consequences of their actions on the field I applaud the author for having a passion and an interesting idea and getting it down on paper The reader can tell he loves baseball and that interest does come across Unfortunately, the execution of this story idea is dreadful Here are my biggest issues I understand that the book is self published, but an AP English high school senior could have worked wonders o The concept of the book is a good one to what extent should baseball players own the consequences of their actions on the field I applaud the author for having a passion and an interesting idea and getting it down on paper The reader can tell he loves baseball and that interest does come across Unfortunately, the execution of this story idea is dreadful Here are my biggest issues I understand that the book is self published, but an AP English high school senior could have worked wonders on the grammar punctuation alone The audience doesn t need a wikipedia lesson on every concept that may be unfamiliar this isn t a research paper Characters can be introduced in a way other than devoting several paragraphs to their entire backstory and why they are important The dialogue is totally unrealistic, nobody speaks like that Characters can and should have unique voices, they meld together when the only variation in character dialogue is when one person says gee And on that note, give that dialogue some inflection Maybe a blah, blah, blah she spat, or blah, blah, blah he murmured Make us feel something I found certain character s reactions to the events completely unbelievable My husband was a pitcher into college and he balked at the idea that Tim would mentally ever be able to play the game again And finally I know it s important to give the characters a life, but the random Jamie Barbara romance chapters had me feeling like I was reading a dirty old dude s erotic fiction No, thank you Added zero to the story I found this book to be quite enjoyable I love baseball and enjoy a good courtroom drama, and this delivered satisfaction in both areas The book explores what might happen if a law court got involved in a case in which a pitcher hit a batter, resulting in the death of that batter I found the premise plausible and fascinating The narrative was well paced, and the many twists and turns in the plot kept me guessing until the end. Our own Goodreads author, Harold Kasselman, has written an outstanding and intriguing novel A Pitch for Justice A Legal Thriller that keeps the pages turning and your mind working overtime, turning over and over your personal feelings about certain controversial but traditional tactics in professional sports In this case it s the bean ball in baseball The story is about a young, 20 year old pitcher with the Philadelphia Phillies, Tim Charles, who hits a NY Mets batter, Ken Leyton in the h Our own Goodreads author, Harold Kasselman, has written an outstanding and intriguing novel A Pitch for Justice A Legal Thriller that keeps the pages turning and your mind working overtime, turning over and over your personal feelings about certain controversial but traditional tactics in professional sports In this case it s the bean ball in baseball The story is about a young, 20 year old pitcher with the Philadelphia Phillies, Tim Charles, who hits a NY Mets batter, Ken Leyton in the head during a game This action culminated in a several year running feud between the 2 teams resulting in retaliations from both sides Tradition is it seems, that players take care of their own by doing unto others before they do you If you hit my batter on purpose, I m going to hit yours The problem is that Ken Leyton died the next day from the bean ball thrown by Charles Fans from both teams were up in arms and the grieving widow wants Charles charged for murder The clincher is that the coach and teammates were pressuring Charles to retaliate Kasselman, the author and a lifelong Phillies fan, has been a criminal prosecutor for 30 years and very capably took me through the court battle and the emotional battle as well On one hand, Charles, barely out of high school, was looking at a murder charge and maybe life in prison On the other hand is the young Leyton widow and son who will be without husband and father The story had me saying to myself, that the batter knows of the risks when he steps up to the plate Leyton had recently been involved in a dirty, cleats high slide into second base injuring the Phillies shortstop A melee erupted on the field When Leyton stepped up to bat, he must have been aware of the risk Charles feeling the pressure, did not want to hurt anyone What would your assessment be Should this action call for settlement in criminal court or should professional baseball authorities take the responsibility for meting out punishment This is fiction, but in 1920, it really happened to a Cleveland Indians batter, hit by a NY Yankees pitcher The batter later died from brain hemorrhaging In that case, there were no criminal charges If you love sports and books about sports, this one is for you Phillies Rookie Pitcher Tim Charles Must Decide Whether To Honor His Manager S Call To Retaliate Against A Met S Batter Or Ignore Him And Risk Losing His Club S Respect The Next Pitch He Throws Will Shock The Nation The Crackling Sound The Ball Makes As It Hits The Helmet Will Be Heard Throughout The Baseball And Legal Community The Unthinkable Has Occurred Is It Just A Tragic Part Of The Game Or Could It Actually Be Criminal Veteran Prosecutor Jaime Brooks Reluctantly Accepts The Task Of Investigating A Case That Could Change The Way The Game Of Baseball Is Played Forever What Began As A Feud Between Two Teams Turns Into A Legal Drama That Will Play Out In A Grand Jury And Potentially A Full Blown Jury Trial The Stakes Are High For Tim Charles As He Faces The Unimaginable Consequence Of His Last Pitch And A National Debate Over The Unwritten Code Of Baseball And The Accountability Of Players For Acts On The Field Will Erupt In A Courtroom And In The Offices Of The Baseball Commissioner What Was In Charles Heart And Mind When He Threw The Last Pitch Put Yourself In The Juror S Seat In A Case That Will Decide Charles Fate And Possibly How Baseball Is Played In The FutureA Pitch For Justice Is A Former Ranked Novel In Baseball And Sports Psychology On S Paid Store Show Less


About the Author: Harold Kasselman

I spent my formative years in Southwest Philadelphia where I played every inner city baseball game imaginable to youngsters I fell in love with the game of baseball I moved to Cherry Hill NJ and later attended Rutgers College.I followed that up with a masters degree in teaching I taught high school in Glen Ridge the alma mater of Tom Cruise and subsequently Cherry Hill East alma mater of Orel Hersheiser I left teaching and went to law school and developed a love for criminal law.I was a prosecuting attorney for 30 years in Camden County N.J.where I handled literally thousands of cases including 25 murder trials.I worked in criminal defense for six years in the firm of Helmer, Conley, and Kasselman in Haddon Heights Now I am currently semi retired I know both sides of the criminal system and respect the roles both play This is my first novel and it combines my love of baseball and my passion for the criminal legal process The impetus for the novel was the increasing violence in sports and specifically retaliation in baseball I began to wonder whether there would ever be an incident so tragic in its consequences that it would lead to a criminal charge In my book I examine how that process would occur, whether it would be warranted, and whether it would effect the game of baseball I spend my time in Voorhees NJ near my daughter Jaime I spend winters in Sarasota Longboat Key Florida I hope you will add my book to your to read list I have also recently begun a blog that will touch on legal criminal trials, novels, and baseballhttp apitchforjustice.blogspot.com


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