The Dickson Baseball Dictionary (Third Edition)

The Dickson Baseball Dictionary (Third Edition)

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The definitive work on the language of baseballa€”one of the a€œFive Best Baseball Booksa€ (Wall Street Journal). Hailed as a€œa staggering piece of scholarshipa€ (Wall Street Journal) and a€œan indispensable guide to the language of baseballa€ (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, Dicksona€™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 a€œimpressively comprehensivea€ (The Nation) book will delight everyone from the youngest fan to the hard-core aficionado.23, 1982). spray chart A diagram of the baseball field that shows the location of each ball that a batter puts in play. ... but as a professionala€ (George Plimpton, Out of My League, 1961). spray paint To be able to hit to different parts of the field (Larry Whiteside, The Boston Globe, July 10, ... Chicago Cubs pitcher Paul Derringer eats snow at wartime spring training camp in French Lick, Ind., March 21, 1944.

Title:The Dickson Baseball Dictionary (Third Edition)
Author: Paul Dickson
Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company - 2011-06-13

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