Baseball's Greatest Quotations: An Illustrated Treasury of Baseball Quotations and Historical Lore

Baseball's Greatest Quotations: An Illustrated Treasury of Baseball Quotations and Historical Lore

by Paul Dickson

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Baseball's Greatest Quotations: An Illustrated Treasury of Baseball Quotations and Historical Lore by Paul Dickson

Baseball has always had its share of colorful characters, and over the years they have expressed themselves in eminently quotable ways. In this treasury of more than 5,000 quotations, noted baseball writer and observer Paul Dickson has captured the flavor of the game, in the words of its most important participants and onlookers.

They are all here—from Aaron (Estella, Hank's mother) to Zoldack ("Sad Sack" Sam), and everyone in between. From the players, sportswriters, and politicians, to noted personalities in other fields (a very diverse group), everyone has his or her say on our nation's pastime. Dickson skillfully selects and annotates each remark, presenting the good, the bad, and the ugly of baseball lore. Included are extended lessons in Stengelese, Reggiespeak, Earl Weaverisms, and famous announcers' home run calls (who can forget Mel Allen's classic "Going, going, gone!"?).

These and thousands of other cheerful, pithy, and memorable voices from the past through the present day are all captured in Baseball's Greatest Quotations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061260605
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/19/2008
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 672
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Paul Dickson has written eight bat and ball books (one on softball, seven on baseball) and is working on the third edition of his Dickson Baseball Dictionary, as well as a new work, The Unwritten Rules of Baseball. He also writes narrative 20th century American history and compiles word books. He lives in Garrett Park, Maryland, with his wife, Nancy.

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