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ISBN13: 9780393066814
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"Baseball belongs to the same class of folklore as, say, jazz, hamburgers and even hip-hop — but to employ Ken Burnsian hyperbole about the significance of its wordplay is a tough sell. It is what it is. As Dickson writes, it's 'low-key and light' — slang for its own sake. In other words, the richness of baseball's old, weird vernacular is pure, pointless creativity." Nick Stillman, The Nation (Read the entire Nation review)

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Hailed as a staggering piece of scholarship (Wall Street Journal), The Dickson Baseball Dictionary has become an indispensable resource for those who love the game. Drawing on dozens of nineteenth and early twentieth-century periodicals as well as contemporary sources, illuminating definitions trace the earliest appearances of terms both well known and obscure. More than twenty-five years in the making, with the help of more than three hundred baseball and lexical experts, this new edition is expanded by more than thirty percent to over 10,000 terms with 18,000 individual entries. It introduces words and phrases from around the world of baseball, including those introduced by Latin-American ballplayers, and statistical expressions relating to fantasy baseball and the SABR/Moneyball era. Packed with more than 250 photos — many rare and previously unpublished — The Dickson Baseball Dictionary will delight everyone from the youngest fan to the hard-core aficionado.

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The expanded and now-definitive work on the language of baseball — "absorbing and enlightening reading" (Sports Illustrated).

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The expanded and now-definitive work on the language of baseball--"That rarest of sports books, a valuable reference work that provides absorbing and enlightening reading." ()

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Hailed as "a staggering piece of scholarship" () is the most complete resource on the lexicon of baseball in the English language. More than twenty-five years in the making, with the help of more than 400 baseball and lexical experts, this masterful third edition, expanded by more than 30 percent, with over 10,000 terms and 18,000 definitions, provides the comprehensive history and meanings of words and phrases from around the world of baseball. Drawing on dozens of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century periodicals, as well as contemporary sources, Paul Dickson's brilliant, illuminating definitions trace the earliest appearances of our most treasured baseball expressions ("tearin' up the pea patch," "can o' corn," "catbird seat," etc.). Termed "baseball's Webster," Dickson has spent nearly a decade painstakingly revising and writing new definitions, for words both well-known and obscure, including those introduced by Latin-American ballplayers, and statistical expressions relating to fantasy baseball and the SABR/ era. More than 200 photos throughout the book--many rare and previously unpublished--illuminate various historical and contemporary terms. Because of its deep and broad coverage, its authoritativeness and its rich and colorful descriptions, will prove indispensable to baseball fans and word lovers alike.

About the Author

Paul Dickson is the author of many bestselling books, including Baseball's Greatest Quotations, The Hidden Language of Baseball, and The Joy of Keeping Score. He lives in Garrett Park, Maryland.

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K Kulish, April 26, 2009 (view all comments by K Kulish)
For people who say baseball is "boring" I show them Paul Dickson's book. The background on America's greatest game, the history he supplies and the explanations unmasque the joy, anecdotes and machinations behind the greatest living game of chess played everyday in parks across the Americas and beyond (and developed on dusty little league mounds and city streets). Prices may be high at some of the newer parks, but gaining an appreciation for this wonderful game is worth the price of this amazing reference accessible to everyone.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393066814
Author:
Dickson, Paul
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Editor:
McAfee, Skip
Subject:
Baseball - General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Baseball
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Baseball -- United States.
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Baseball General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Third Edition
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
263 illustrations
Pages:
1008
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in

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Product details 1008 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393066814 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "Baseball belongs to the same class of folklore as, say, jazz, hamburgers and even hip-hop — but to employ Ken Burnsian hyperbole about the significance of its wordplay is a tough sell. It is what it is. As Dickson writes, it's 'low-key and light' — slang for its own sake. In other words, the richness of baseball's old, weird vernacular is pure, pointless creativity." (Read the entire Nation review)
"Synopsis" by , The expanded and now-definitive work on the language of baseball — "absorbing and enlightening reading" (Sports Illustrated).
"Synopsis" by , The expanded and now-definitive work on the language of baseball--"That rarest of sports books, a valuable reference work that provides absorbing and enlightening reading." ()
"Synopsis" by , Hailed as "a staggering piece of scholarship" () is the most complete resource on the lexicon of baseball in the English language. More than twenty-five years in the making, with the help of more than 400 baseball and lexical experts, this masterful third edition, expanded by more than 30 percent, with over 10,000 terms and 18,000 definitions, provides the comprehensive history and meanings of words and phrases from around the world of baseball. Drawing on dozens of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century periodicals, as well as contemporary sources, Paul Dickson's brilliant, illuminating definitions trace the earliest appearances of our most treasured baseball expressions ("tearin' up the pea patch," "can o' corn," "catbird seat," etc.). Termed "baseball's Webster," Dickson has spent nearly a decade painstakingly revising and writing new definitions, for words both well-known and obscure, including those introduced by Latin-American ballplayers, and statistical expressions relating to fantasy baseball and the SABR/ era. More than 200 photos throughout the book--many rare and previously unpublished--illuminate various historical and contemporary terms. Because of its deep and broad coverage, its authoritativeness and its rich and colorful descriptions, will prove indispensable to baseball fans and word lovers alike.
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