You're the Umpire: 152 Scenarios to Test Your Baseball Knowledge

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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, now in its second edition, 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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About 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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Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Apr 5, 2016
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Pages
244
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ISBN
9781634509107
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English
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Games & Activities / Trivia
Reference / Trivia
Sports & Recreation / Baseball / Essays & Writings
Sports & Recreation / Baseball / History
Sports & Recreation / Baseball / Statistics
Sports & Recreation / Essays
Young Adult Nonfiction / Sports & Recreation / Baseball & Softball
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