A man who was charged with armed robbery 15 years ago, whose trial Hardcastle presided over, is released when the true culprit a friend of his, makes a dying confession. The man seeks out Hardcastle, because Hardcastle wouldn't allow evidence that would have cleared him. Hardcastle tells him, he can't give him back the years he lost. But offers to help get back on his feet by getting him a try out with a baseball team, it seems he was a star baseball player when he was arrested. At the same time Hardcastle looks into something his friend said before he died--that he was paid to frame him. So Hardcastle tries to see if it's true.