They called me God : the best umpire who ever lived
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- ISBN: 1476748810 (ebk.)
- ISBN: 9781476748818 (ebk.)
- ISBN: 1476748780 (hbk.)
- ISBN: 9781476748788 (hbk.)
vii, 274 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
- Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
- Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2014.
|Formatted Contents Note:||A wonderful life -- A not-so-easy childhood -- Hard knocks at college -- A perfect inspiration -- Rootless in the minors -- Joy -- Noticed in Puerto Rico -- Hoops -- Al Barlick's whipping boy -- Characters -- Sandy, Willie, and Charlie Hustle -- Jocko and Shag -- Memorable moments -- Crew chief -- The commissioners -- The last hurrah -- My mission in life -- The hall of fame.|
|Summary, etc.:||"The incredible memoir from the man voted one of the "Best Umpires of All Time" by the Society of American Baseball Research--filled with more than three decades of fascinating baseball stories"--|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2014 February #2
Doug Harvey made his Major League umpiring debut in 1962 and retired after 4,673 games in 1992. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010. As one would expect of an umpire, his memoir is confident and sure. Whatever call he made, safe or out, ball or strike, he never backed down and never changed his mind. Along with best-selling coauthor Golenbock (The Bronx Zoo, 1979, and Balls, 1984, among others), Harvey guides readers through his career: his relatively short apprenticeship in the minors, his time as a basketball referee, his early years with a contentious crew chief in the Majors, and his long run as veteran and much-respected ump. And, as readers would hope, there are dozens of anecdotes involving some of baseball's greatest names, including Sandy Koufax, Ted Williams, and Willie Mays. Though he never changed his mind, Harvey prided himself on being a good listener, even to irate managers, and the best tales are those about the behind-the-scenes machinations of such legendary field generals as Leo Durocher, Sparky Anderson, Tommy Lasorda, and Walter Alston. Baseball fans will relish this my-way-or-the-highway memoir. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.
Doug Harvey is a Hall of Fame umpire whose career total of 4,673 games—including five World Series—ranks third in major league history.
Peter Golenbock has written eight New York Times bestsellers, among them some of baseball’s most important books, including Dynasty: The New York Yankees 1949-64; The Bronx Zoo (with Sparky Lyle); Number 1 (with Billy Martin); Balls (with Greg Nettles); and Idiot (with Johnny Damon), as well as Personal Fouls and American Prince (with Tony Curtis).
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