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Grandpa Pitched for the Cubs

A young high school pitcher named Noel Remle dreamed of playing baseball professionally -- and it finally happens. A boy dreams of fame on the baseball diamond, but when he finally plays in a professional uniform, his inner struggle with another love -- preaching -- makes him hide his achievement from family and church. Why keep it secret? How did he do it? Noel accidentally killed a man who was raping a woman in a darkened alley in Chicago -- strangely, it happened near Wrigley Field. He stopped the rape, but his index finger was shot off. The murder was covered up when Noel had an automobile accident driving away from the crime scene, but Night-Train Hatch, a dogged police inspector, finds Noel's the finger, promising to find the murderer. Noel struggles with himself, until his charade harms his pitching. Night-Train Hatch struggles with his obsession, but can't give up the quest to find the man with a missing index finger. Noel pitches for the Cubs, while Night-Train Hatch is closing the dragnet around his murderer. Will the Cubs finally make the World Series? What happens when Hatch meets Noel?
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Elmer Towns is the cofounder of Liberty University, the largest private nonprofit university in the world. Towns is also a prominent Christian leader, author, and speaker on the principles of church growth, church leadership, Christian education, Sunday school, and prayer and fasting. He has authored over 170 books, eight of which are listed on the Christian Booksellers Bestselling List. In 1995 he received the Gold Medallion Award from the Evangelical Christian Booksellers Association for Book of the Year in Biblical Study, The Names of the Holy Spirit. Most recently Dr. Towns served as the dean of the B. R. Lakin School of Religion, dean of the Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary, and Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Liberty University. In the fall of 2013, Towns announced he would be taking a sabbatical from his teaching and administration duties to focus on speaking and writing. He lives in Lynchburg, VA.

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