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

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Skyhorse Publishing Inc., 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 215 pages
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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 rulesfair 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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Contents

Introduction
1
section one Answers
35
Basic Situations
59
section two Answers
85
Obscure Rules and Situations
127
section three Answers
163
Acknowledgments
207
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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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