Called Out but Safe

Called Out but Safe

A Baseball Umpire's Journey

Book - 2014
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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 history, and probably the first to eject his own father from the officials' dressing room. But whatever Clark was doing--officiating at Nolan Ryan's three hundredth win, Cal Ripken's record breaker, or the "earthquake" World Series of 1989, or braving a labor dispute, an anti-Semitic tirade by a Cy Young Award winner, or a legal imbroglio--it makes for a good story. Called Out but Safe is Clark's outspoken and often hilarious account of his life in baseball from umpire school through the highlights to the inglorious end of his stellar career. Not just a source of baseball history and lore, Clark's book also affords a rare look at what life is like for someone who works for the Major Leagues' other team"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780803246881
0803246889
9780803254961
0803254962
9780803254978
0803254970
9780803254985
0803254989
Branch Call Number: 796.357 CLARK
Characteristics: xxii, 198 pages, [14] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Schlossberg, Dan 1948-

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