New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1934. First Edition. A significant copy of this uncommon baseball-themed mystery novel, basis for Edward Sedgwick's 1934 film of the same name, starring Robert Young, Mickey Rooney, and Madge Evans. OCLC notes 12 holdings for the first edition. Hubin, p.143. Item #3206
First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); black cloth, with titles stamped in red and light gray on spine and front cover; red topstain; dustjacket; [iv],332pp. The vault copy formerly retained by the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Library in Culver City, California, bearing their typed and rubber-stamped label on the front endpaper. Cloth frayed at crown, rubbing and some exposure along upper board edges and lower corners; Very Good+. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.00), with faded studio cloth label mounted to spine, and several shallow chips, affecting lettering along the edges; Very Good.