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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

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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

Product Details

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

Meet the Author

Robert W. Creamer, who has contributed a new afterword to this Bison Books edition, was formerly a writer and editor for Sports Illustrated. He is the author of Stengel: His Life and Times (also available as a Bison Book).

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