The New Dickson Baseball Dictionary: A Cyclopedic Reference to More Than 7,000 Words, Names, Phrases, and Slang Expressions that Define the Game, Its Heritage, Culture, and Variations

Front Cover
Harcourt Brace & Company, Jan 1, 1999 - Reference - 579 pages
2 Reviews
Still not sure what makes a sinker different from a curve? Can't remember when the M&M boys played with the Yankees? Want to know where the "seventh-inning stretch" comes from? Then you've done the right thing by picking up this book - the most complete collection of baseball terms and slang to be found between two covers. Impeccably researched, The New Dickson Baseball Dictionary covers all the bases.

What people are saying - Write a review

A Great Baseball Companion!

User Review  -

This little gem of a book has tons of interesting tidbits about the world of baseball. Great for looking up information and definitions--also great for just browsing and amusing yourself with its many fun facts and stories. Read full review

Review: The New Dickson Baseball Dictionary

User Review  - Not A Legend - Goodreads

the best book i've seen to explain those weird phrases that baseball broadcasters and journalists use. gives a definition, some background, the first example in history of the phrase being used, etc. a good book to have by your side when you're watching or listening to a game. Read full review

About the author (1999)

Paul Dickson (born in Yonkers, NY) is a freelance writer of more than 45 non-fiction books, mostly on (American) English language and popular culture. He has written many articles on a wide variety of subjects. 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".

Bibliographic information