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Called out but safe : a baseball umpire's journey

Author: Al Clark; Dan Schlossberg
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"If an umpire could steal the show in a Major League game, Al Clark might well have been the one to do it. Tough but fair, in his thirty years as a professional umpire he took on some of baseball's great umpire baiters, such as Earl Weaver, Billy Martin, and Dick Williams, while ejecting any number of the game's elite--once tearing a hamstring in the process. He was the first Jewish umpire in American League  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Al Clark
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Al Clark; Dan Schlossberg
ISBN: 9780803246881 0803246889 9780803254961 0803254962 9780803254978 0803254970 9780803254985 0803254989
OCLC Number: 863854632
Description: xxii, 198 pages, [14] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: ForewordPrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. The Family Clark2. Getting Started3. The Art of Umpiring4. Dressing the Part5. My Office6. Names and Games7. Wives, Women, and Song8. The Yiddishe Umpire9. Billy, Earl, and a Few Dicks10. Bucky F. Dent11. Labor Pains12. Quaking in My Boots13. A Texas Connection14. Lights Out in Baltimore15. The Iron Man16. Credit Denied17. Jailhouse Rock18. Lasting ImpressionsEpilogueAppendix
Responsibility: Al Clark with Dan Schlossberg ; foreword by Marty Appel.

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If an umpire could steal the show in a Major League game, Al Clark might well have been the one to do it. Tough but fair, in his thirty years as a professional umpire he took on some of baseball's  Read more...

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"Books from umpires are infrequent and refreshing. . . . It is baseball's timeless field of vision that offers the vantage where Clark made a living for more than twenty-five years. From a reader's Read more...

 
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