Lest We Forget: Doug Harvey

January 15, 2018

The legendary umpire, who did not lack for self-assurance, passed away Saturday at the age of 87.

Doug Harvey, who had been in failing health for a few years, published They Called Me God: The Best Umpire Who Ever Lived with veteran baseball journalist Peter Golenbock in 2014. I reviewed that one, along with Al Clark’s Called Out but Safe: A Baseball Umpire’s Journey, for Bookreporter at the time (Dan Schlossberg was co-author for Clark’s memoir).

Here’s Richard Goldstein’s obit for Harvey from today’s New York Times.

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