The Dickson Baseball Dictionary (Third Edition)

The Dickson Baseball Dictionary (Third Edition)

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by Paul Dickson
     
 

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The definitive work on the language of baseball—one of the “Five Best Baseball Books” (Wall Street Journal).

Hailed as “a staggering piece of scholarship” (Wall Street Journal) and “an indispensable guide to the language of baseball” (San Diego Union-Tribune), The Dickson Baseball

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The definitive work on the language of baseball—one of the “Five Best Baseball Books” (Wall Street Journal).

Hailed as “a staggering piece of scholarship” (Wall Street Journal) and “an indispensable guide to the language of baseball” (San Diego Union-Tribune), The Dickson Baseball Dictionary has become an invaluable resource for those who love the game. Drawing on dozens of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century periodicals, as well as contemporary sources, Dickson’s brilliant, illuminating definitions trace the earliest appearances of terms both well known and obscure. This edition includes more than 10,000 terms with 18,000 individual entries, and more than 250 photos. This “impressively comprehensive” (The Nation) book will delight everyone from the youngest fan to the hard-core aficionado.

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Library Journal

Published in 1989 and again in 1999, this baseball classic now boasts more than 10,000 entries and 18,000 definitions. The author of many best-selling books, including Baseball's Greatest Quotations, Baltimore native Dickson has devoted 25 years to creating the definitive guide to the language, lingo, and lexicon of baseball for the sport's fanatics and lovers of language as well as nine-year-olds looking for a clear definition of the infield fly rule. The terms and phrases cover everything from statistics and strategies to the history of terms and the date they came into play.
—Kathleen A. Welton

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393073492
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/13/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1008
Sales rank:
983,459
File size:
12 MB
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Mark Shields
"A must-have for everyone who seeks to understand the spirit of America and, most especially, our politics: you'll learn why an easy question is a 'softball,' a tricky one, a 'curve ball,' and why sometimes we may have to 'play hardball.' We want leaders who 'can step up to the plate,' free of 'screwball' ideas from 'out of left field.' You will learn from this book and you will treasure this book, just as I have. It is an invaluable American thesaurus."

Meet the Author

Paul Dickson is the author of several bestselling books, including Baseball's Greatest Quotations, The Hidden Language of Baseball, and The Joy of Keeping Score. He lives in Garrett Park, Maryland.
Skip McAfee is an editor, horticulturalist, and baseball enthusiast. He is a member of the Bob Davids Chapter (Washington and Baltimore) of the Society of American Baseball Research. He is the editor of The Dickson Baseball Dictionary and is a contributor to the Research in Baseball Index project. He lives in Columbia, Maryland, with his wife.

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