This book attempted to tell a story with a moral. The book featured two characters who had been school mates and outstanding baseball players during high school. One made it to the majors and was a well paid rookie with the Pittsburgh Pirates; the other had been signed by a Cleveland Indians farm club but was injured during season play and left professional baseball. Their lives crossed again during a fateful weekend when the star athlete returned to his hometown for a celebration weekend. Both young men were in love with the same young woman. Each fought for her hand in his own way. Both lost. This doesn't describe the ending of the book completely. Each young man battled in his own way and each of their "ways" had consequences that might never be reversed.