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So you have decided that umpiring is your ticket to Major League Baseball...but
how exactly does one become a Big League umpire? How difficult
is it? How long does it take? For many years the answers to these and
“Baseball’s Narrowest Door”
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“Baseball’s Narrowest Door is an extremely accurate and up-to-date depiction of the process of professional umpiring from start to finish. This book should be required reading for anyone who is considering attending umpire school.”
—MLB Umpire Jeff Nelson
This book is not only for umpires! Fans and students of the game of baseball will find Baseball’s Narrowest Door to be an interesting look at this unique and important vocation.
“I predict that this book will have a much wider audience than just aspiring umpires. As usual, Roder exceeds all expectations when he sits down to do a book.”
—MLB Umpire Ted Barrett
As an added bonus, Baseball’s Narrowest Door contains
many interesting umpire facts, giving a sense of the traditions and
accomplishments associated with Major League umpires: the first MLB
umpires from various ethnic groups…longest games worked…most
post-season games worked…Hall of Fame umpires…women who
are/were professional umpires…former professional umpires who
made good elsewhere (such as Brent Musburger)…great umpire quotes…MLB
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Make no mistake: If you aspire to become a Major League umpire, the odds are stacked against you. But as MLB Umpire Field Culbreth said during his minor league years,
“Somebody’s got to get the job, so why not me?”
Need a unique gift, a fresh look at the game? Something to supplement the same old baseball literature you seem to find every year? Baseball’s Narrowest Door is your answer!
“Roder continues to prove he is the author par excellence when it comes to umpiring literature.”
—MLB Umpire Jeff Nelson
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