Baseball Nicknames: A Dictionary of Origins and Meanings

Baseball Nicknames: A Dictionary of Origins and Meanings

by James K. Skipper


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The nicknames tor more than 3,600 players, umpires, managers, owners, broadcasters, writers, evecutives, other officials, and fans are included in this comprehensive reference work. Each entry provides the given name of the individual, nickname, position, years played (or associated with the game for nonplayers), and origin of the nickname. A separate section (compiled by Brenda S. Wilson) lists players and nicknames for the All American Girls Baseball League. An extensive name index, completes the work.

On the cover: Washington D. C., July 7, 1937, All-Star Game, Left to right: Lou Gehrig, Joe Cronin, Bill Dickey, Joe DiMaggio, Charley Gehringer (Harris & Ewing, photographer, Library of Congress)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786467174
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 10/26/2011
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 398
Sales rank: 921,395
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

The late James K. Skipper, Jr., was a professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He wrote extensively on nicknames and was a member of SABR.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Key to Abbreviations xiii

Introduction xv

I Players, Umpires, Nonplayer Managers, Officials, Sportswriters, Broadcasters, Owners, Fans 1

II All American Girls Baseball League Players compiled by Brenda Wilson 313

Appendix A Negro League Players 335

Appendix B Umpires 337

Appendix C Influential Nonplaying Baseball Personalities 339

Bibliography 341

Index 355

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