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You're the Umpire: 139 Scenarios to Test Your Baseball Knowledge
     

You're the Umpire: 139 Scenarios to Test Your Baseball Knowledge

by Wayne Stewart
 

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Do you think you have what it takes to be a Major League umpire? Well, now you can test your knowledge of the game with Wayne Stewart’s You’re the Umpire.

Divided into three sections, this unusual handbook offers Routine Calls, which deal with scenarios and rules that typically come up in games and deal with clear cut rules—fair and

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Do you think you have what it takes to be a Major League umpire? Well, now you can test your knowledge of the game with Wayne Stewart’s You’re the Umpire.

Divided into three sections, this unusual handbook offers Routine Calls, which deal with scenarios and rules that typically come up in games and deal with clear cut rules—fair and foul, strike zone questions, and the like. The next section, Basic Situations, deals with umpiring matters and rules that are just a bit more unusual or, for the casual fan, obscure. Interference and obstruction calls, for example, don’t come up too often, but they remain standard stuff involving rules that umps and many fans know quite well. In the final section, Obscure Rules and Situations, you will be presented with what many baseball people call “knotty” problems. Here, you will be asked questions involving the complex infield fly rule, and other arcane matters. This section, then, is the ultimate test of your umpiring skills and knowledge.

Most of the situations in You’re the Umpire come from real games, but some scenarios are made up to illustrate specific points or rules. Test yourself against your friends or against the famously iconic baseball rulebook. It’s a challenge and it’s fun.

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Library Journal
We may not be fond of baseball umps, but wouldn't it be fun to be in their shoes for a game? Prolific baseball writer Stewart divides his scenarios into three separately introduced sections: "Routine Calls," "Basic Situations," and "Obscure Rules and Situations," each presenting mostly real-case game situations upon which the reader is asked to rule. Explanatory answers, also rich with absorbing anecdotes from the past and present, follow each section. This is for all avid fans, new and old, wishing to learn the intriguing rules of baseball—or to prove that they already know them! With color photographs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781626368552
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
04/28/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Wayne Stewart has been a professional sportswriter for more than thirty years and has authored thirty books, including Name that Ballplayer, You’re the Umpire, and The Little Giant Book of Basketball Facts.

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