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Author: Paul Dickson
ISBN13: 978-0816017416
Title: The Dickson Baseball Dictionary
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Language: English
Category: Dictionaries and Thesauruses
Publisher: Facts on File (March 1, 1989)
Pages: 438

The Dickson Baseball Dictionary by Paul Dickson

Dickson’s discursive dictionar. delight for former sandlot players, lexical scholars and members of the hot-stove league. - William Safire, The New York Times Magazine. John Curtis, San Diego Union-Tribune you’re curious about the etymology of the phrase out in the left field or you need a refresher on the infield fly rule. What I like about this reference book is that in many cases it gives you the source of where a phrase came from - whether that be geographic, historical, or attributable to a certain author or book. By doing this, the book helps pique interest in other great baseball books or articles.

Paul Dickson has been an independent writer for almost 50 years during which time he has produced more than 60 non-fiction books and numerous newspaper and magazine articles on a variety of subjects. His books fall into two categories: serious narrative non-fiction, including history and biography, and reference and whimsical books.

Don said: This is a great reference book for baseball fans. Paul Dickson is the author of more than 45 nonfiction books and hundreds of magazine articles. Dickson, born in Yonkers, NY, graduated from Wesleyan University in 1961 and was honored as a Distinguished A Paul Dickson is the author of more than 45 nonfiction books and hundreds of magazine articles

The original Dickson Baseball Dictionary quickly established itself as the book to go to when you want to know in which inning The Catch was made, or needed to find out where the term "fungo" came from, or couldn't figure why Vin Scully called that last hit a "frozen rope. Paul Dickson explains them-and about 7,000 more terms and expressions, names and events-in a wide-ranging work that's as much fun to browse through as it is specifically useful.

Varying Form of Title: Baseball dictionary. Rev. ed. of: The new Dickson baseball dictionary. 1st Harvest ed. 1999. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners.

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He lives in Garrett Park, Maryland. He lives in Columbia, Maryland, with his wife.

He has written many articles on a wide variety of subjects, including baseball and the military. He is a founding member and former president of Washington Independent Writers and a member of the National Press Club. Dickson coined the term "word word".

Defines baseball terms and jargon from agent to zimmerman, identifies team nicknames, and describes the history of baseball stadiums
Reviews: 7
Excellent reference book for baseball fans! I haven't read this book cover-to-cover...but as a baseball fan, I love just thumbing through it to find words or phrases that may be more obscure than much of the typical fan vocabulary for baseball. Dickson's book is also a good companion book to have if you read a lot of baseball books -- as many of the words and phrases give you some history that add to the context from use in other books. What I like about this reference book is that in many cases it gives you the source of where a phrase came from -- whether that be geographic, historical, or attributable to a certain author or book. By doing this, the book helps pique interest in other great baseball books or articles.
Every obsessive pursuit has its own jargon, and baseball is up there with the best of them when it comes to creating a language of its own. Dickson (and perhaps a team of researchers working behind him in the infield and outfield?) seems to know it all. Now that the 2009 baseball season has just come to an end (with the Yankees taking their unprecedented 27th World Series title), many of us will need an occasional baseball fix until spring training rolls around to ward off Post-Season Affective Disorder. This is it -- a way to connect with the game, past and present, in an encyclopedic yet entertaining style. Where else are you going to find an extended essay on the origins and usage of the term "eephus" (a "slowly thrown, high-arcing pitch likely to reach an apex of 25 feet above the ground between the mound and the plate" used to devastating effect by the Pirate's Rip Sewell in the early 40's)? Well, you've got it here.
I went to my first baseball game at Fenway Park in 1961 when Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris played there. I have been a fan of baseball for 55 years. Dickson's Baseball Dictionary is teaching me new things about baseball that I never realized before. It is a comprehensive book of baseball terms, both technical and colloquial. This book also provides the origin of the terms to the extent possible. Very entertaining and educational! The game of baseball has many fine points that can be missed by fans who do not pay close attention. This book increases one's total awareness of the game and will provide a higher appreciation of its many aspects.
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A friend of ours several years ago invited us to the Baseball Reliquary's annual "Shrine of Eternals," a people's HOF. Mr. Dickson was one of the candidates inducted. He told us how he came up with the concept of the dictionary from at the time, his young children to the ballpark. The book not only defines the terms, but explains the historical development and if possible, the first use of the term. Fascinating to keep with your while you have your "cold one" and snacks while watching the game. Play ball!
I have loved this book since I got the 2nd edition way back when. The Third Edition is double it's size. It is a treasure trove of baseball information, lore, history and language. You can find out the source of team names, why the place where batters wait their turn is the "on deck circle" and the fun of ground rules. Once, when I was watching a Nationals game a few years ago, F.P. Santangelo used the term "Bugs Bunny ball" to describe a pitch. Dickson's Baseball Dictionary was there to explain what he meant. This is the perfect gift for all serious baseball fans.
My husband, an avid baseball fan, loves this book. He likes that it is comprehensive, having everything you want to know about baseball.
This book is a home run in our home! Thank you.
My boyfriend loved this book!
If you need to go to a particular letter, say "E" as in ERA.. does one keep scrolling for ever?