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Called Out But Safe : A Baseball Umpire's Journey
by Al Clark and Dan Schlossberg and Marty Appel


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780803246881
  • ISBN-10: 0803246889
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publish Date: May 2014
  • Page Count: 198


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