From Library Journal
Metro was just a journeyman player who, after coming up for a cup of coffee, had a long career as a scout, teacher, and sometime manager. He will never make the Hall of Fame, and yet his insights into the game of baseball are valuable. This thick book is especially strong on minor league baseball during the last half-century, as the peripatetic Metro seems to have visited every small town ballpark imaginable and come away with a tale to tell. For hardcore fans.
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"Metro's career saved him from the coal mines of western Pennsylvania and afforded him the chance to play, then manage, in dozens of venues throughout the country. . . . With a cast that includes such varied personalities as Billy Martin, Richard Nixon, Lou Piniella and Dorothy Lamour, Safe by a Mile is a wide-ranging tale by one of baseball's happiest wanderers."—David Plaut, USA Today Baseball Weekly
(David Plaut USA Today Baseball Weekly
"Safe By a Mile by Charlie Metro with Tom Altherr tells the story of a baseball lifer. . . . A highly respected judge of baseball talent, Metro shares his insights about many players and managers in this engaging book."—Sacramento Bee
"[Metro] will never make the Hall of Fame, and yet his insights into the game of baseball are valuable. This thick book is especially strong on minor league baseball during the last half-century."—Library Journal
"The man can flat out tell a tale."—Denver Post
"One hell of a read."—Rob Neyer, ESPN.com
(Rob Neyer ESPN.com