from the back of the book:
All season long, the Providence Jewels had taken a beating on the diamond. Now they had to contend with a killer in the clubhouse. Somebody had benched relief pitcher Rudy Furth permanently...and left his corpse in a whirlpool of whispers about mob corruption and violently lovesick groupies.
Only ex-roommate Harvey Blissberg knew that Rudy had been as clean - and as predictable - as his own pitching game. That's why Harvey was willing to play private eye along with center field... even when it looked as if Rudy's killer was gunning for a deadly double play...
There is a positive review here.