The Dickson Baseball Dictionary

Hit Sign, Win Suit” The words on a sign installed on the right-center field wall in Ebbets Field in 1931 by clothier, politician, and Brooklyn Dodgers fan Abe Stark. The sign—three feet high and 30 feet wide, 318 to 344 feet from home ...

The Dickson Baseball Dictionary

Draws on extensive historical and contemporary sources to provide definitions for terms from their earliest appearances, in a latest edition that has been expanded to include more than 18,000 entries.

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The Dickson Baseball Dictionary (Third Edition)
Language: en
Pages: 1008
Authors: Paul Dickson
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-06-13 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

The definitive work on the language of baseball—one of the “Five Best Baseball Books” (Wall Street Journal). Hailed as “a staggering piece of scholarship” (Wall Street Journal) and “an indispensable guide to the language of baseball” (San Diego Union-Tribune), The Dickson Baseball Dictionary has become an invaluable resource for those
Perfect
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Lew Paper
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-09-29 - Publisher: Penguin

“Perfect captures our hearts as it carries us back to the golden age of baseball and the more innocent world of the 1950s.”—Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning Author of The Bully Pulpit On October 8, 1956, New York Yankees pitcher Don Larsen took the mound for game five of the
Snow in August
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Pete Hamill
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-10-31 - Publisher: Hachette UK

Deeply affecting and wonderfully evocative of old New York, Snow in August is a brilliant fable for our time and all time -- and another triumph for Pete Hamill. Brooklyn, 1947. The war veterans have come home. Jackie Robinson is about to become a Dodger. And in one close-knit working-class
Song of Brooklyn
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Marc Eliot
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-06-10 - Publisher: Crown

The voices of Brooklyn: “I’m a Brooklyn guy, it’s in my bones and it’s there in Brooklyn. There’s a certain rhythm you get growing up there. Every Brooklyn kid has it. Always on the right beat. The Bronx, no; Queens, you were out of it; but Brooklyn, that was it.”
Why is the Foul Pole Fair? Or, Answers to the Baseball Questions Your Dad Hoped You'd Never Ask
Language: en
Pages: 285
Authors: Vince Staten
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

The All-American game is highlighted in a collection of offbeat baseball lore, from player's tales and statistical delights to crazy groundskeepers and famous onlookers, humorously recounted by author during a day at the ballpark with his son.