A Pitch for Justice is a story about the unwritten rule of baseball conveyed through the mechanism of a court forum. As stated in the book, Baseball is a game for kids – but played by adults.
As an uninformed individual of both baseball and the legal system, I read this story as pure entertainment. I was not disappointed.
I learned a couple of baseball terms, such as, beaning and chin music. As far as courtroom drama goes, it maintained the suspense of an unpredictable trial. Kasselman’s background affords him to educate readers regarding law issues, without sounding condescending.
A Pitch for Justice is thought provoking. The dilemma concerns a baseball player who kills another player throwing a bean ball. Does this constitute murder, or a lesser degree of murder, or none at all?
I recommend A Pitch for Justice by Harold Kasselman for readers who enjoy a good story well told.