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Ron Luciano was an umpire in the American League from 1968 to 1979. He had been a professional football player until an injury ended his career. Most of his book deals with his life as an umpire, first in the minor leagues and then in the majors. He talks about Nolan Ryan throwing fastballs that he couldn't see, Rod Carew stealing home twice in one inning, Earl Weaver stealing second base and trying to take it back to the dugout, and Charlie Finley trying to make orange baseballs mandatory. He talks about his missed calls and gives the reader an insight life on and off the field in major league baseball.
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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   athlete/coach Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   sports figure Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes Century:    -   1960's-1970's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   very happy    -   like laughing If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   More 6-10 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   0-25% of book

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