Jocko

Jocko

by Jocko Conlan, Robert W. Creamer
     
 


The ultimate umpire relives the good old days on the diamond. Jocko Conlan was an outfielder for the Chicago White Sox when, one afternoon in 1936, he became an umpire. Thus began a career lasting more than a quarter century, most of it with the National League. Through the skillful writing of Robert W. Creamer, the ebullient Jocko makes his many years of umpiring… See more details below

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The ultimate umpire relives the good old days on the diamond. Jocko Conlan was an outfielder for the Chicago White Sox when, one afternoon in 1936, he became an umpire. Thus began a career lasting more than a quarter century, most of it with the National League. Through the skillful writing of Robert W. Creamer, the ebullient Jocko makes his many years of umpiring so real that the reader can smell the peanuts and hear the swat of the ball. Jocko is packed with funny stories about famous players and the beleaguered umpire’s lot.

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New York Times Book Review

“Entertainingly told . . . [Jocko has an] almost primitive zeal for baseball and conveys it in colorful anecdotes.”—New York Times Book Review

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ISBN-13:
9780803263819
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.52(d)

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