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)
|Publisher:||McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers|
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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
Key to Abbreviations xiii
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