Called Out But Safe: A Baseball Umpire's Journey

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University of Nebraska Press
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5.8 X 8.9 X 0.85 inches | 0.96 pounds

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About the Author

Al Clark was a professional umpire for thirty years, working more than three thousand games, including two All-Star Games, seven playoff series, and two World Series. Former AP sportswriter Dan Schlossberg is the author or coauthor of more than thirty baseball books, including Designated Hebrew: The Ron Blomberg Story and Making Airwaves: 60 Years at Milo's Microphone.


"Everything about Called Out But Safe is personal, and thank goodness for it."--Don Laible, Utica Observer-Dispatch--Don Laible "Utica Observer-Dispatch "
"Clark, having called well over 3,000 MLB games, offers a perspective that is engaging as well as steeped in personal experience. It will be of interest to any baseball fan."--Brian Renvall, Library Journal -- (02/19/2014)

"Al Clark never threw me out of a game, but Billy Martin wasn't so fortunate. I not only witnessed his confrontations with Al but enjoyed remembering them in this book."--Ron Blomberg, first designated hitter-- (09/20/2013)

"Some of the nicest conversations I've had in forty-two years of baseball have been with umpires. I loved any time spent with my friend Al Clark. Enjoy some great baseball stories from a man who once had a front-row seat in our great game."--Chris Wheeler, Phillies broadcaster-- (09/20/2013)
"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 perspective it's a point of view worth sharing."--The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
-- (08/11/2017)