The Dickson Baseball Dictionary Third Edition

This edition includes more than 10,000 terms with 18,000 individual entries, and more than 250 photos. This “impressively comprehensive” (The Nation) book will delight everyone from the youngest fan to the hard-core aficionado.

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Author: Paul Dickson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393073492

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1008

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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 who love the game. Drawing on dozens of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century periodicals, as well as contemporary sources, Dickson’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 “impressively comprehensive” (The Nation) book will delight everyone from the youngest fan to the hard-core aficionado.

The Dickson Baseball Dictionary

Defines baseball terms and jargon from agent to zimmerman, identifies team nicknames, and describes the history of baseball stadiums

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Author: Paul Dickson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0816017417

Category: Reference

Page: 438

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Defines baseball terms and jargon from agent to zimmerman, identifies team nicknames, and describes the history of baseball stadiums

A Dictionary of the Space Age

This is a must-own reference for space history buffs.

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Author: Paul Dickson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801895049

Category: Science

Page: 288

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This is a must-own reference for space history buffs.

The Hidden Language of Baseball

Baseball historian Paul Dickson examines the rich legacy of baseball’s hidden language, offering fans everywhere a smorgasbord of history and anecdote.

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Author: Paul Dickson

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496214638

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

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A rich history of baseball’s hidden language told through stories and anecdotes about the game’s most recognizable names, revised and expanded through the 2018 season.

The New Dickson Baseball Dictionary

Contains over 225 photographs, thousands of pieces of baseball trivia, definitions of terms, a thesaurus, and a bibliography

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Author: Paul Dickson

Publisher: Harcourt

ISBN: 0151003807

Category: Reference

Page: 579

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Contains over 225 photographs, thousands of pieces of baseball trivia, definitions of terms, a thesaurus, and a bibliography

Toasts

The perfect pocket guide for anyone who ever needs to give a toast. Paul Dickson's Rising to the Occasion is the ideal pocket reference for any moment when one might need to raise a glass.

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Author: Paul Dickson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781608191246

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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For nearly thirty years, Paul Dickson's Toasts has been the the perfect reference for any occasion where one needs to raise a glass. Organized by category, it contains sayings famous and profound, suitable and sentimental. Covering births, weddings, graduations, and other events both major and minor, Dickson also provides a history of the toast, and a guide on how to do it well. Revised for the first time since 1991, this new edition of Toasts is as useful as ever.

Intoxerated

Collects over two thousand synonyms for various states of intoxication, including capped off, materially altered, and zambonied.

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Author: Paul Dickson

Publisher: Melville House Pub

ISBN: 9781612191430

Category: Humor

Page: 207

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Collects over two thousand synonyms for various states of intoxication, including capped off, materially altered, and zambonied.

The Unwritten Rules of Baseball

Along with entertaining baseball axioms, quotations, and rules of thumb, this essential volume contains the collected wisdom of dozens of players, managers, and reporters on the secret rules that you break at your own risk, such as: 1.7.1.

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Author: Paul Dickson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061971242

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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From beanballs to basebrawls, the most important rules governing the game of baseball have never been officially written down—until now. They have no sanction from the Commissioner, appear nowhere in any official publication, and are generally not posted on any clubhouse wall. They represent a set of time-honored customs, rituals, and good manners that show a respect for the game, one's teammates, and one's opponents. Sometimes they contradict the official rulebook. The fans generally only hear about them when one is bent or broken, and it becomes news for a few days. Now, for the first time ever, Paul Dickson has put these unwritten rules down on paper, covering every situation, whether on the field or in the clubhouse, press box, or stands. Along with entertaining baseball axioms, quotations, and rules of thumb, this essential volume contains the collected wisdom of dozens of players, managers, and reporters on the secret rules that you break at your own risk, such as: 1.7.1. In a Fight, Everyone Must Leave the Bench and the Bullpen Has to Join In 1.13.3. In a Blowout Game, Never Swing as Hard as You Can at a 3-0 Pitch 5.1.0. In Areas That Have Two Baseball Teams, Any Given Fan Can Only Really Root For One of Them

Slang

Dickson brings slang into the twenty-first century with such blogger slang as TMPMITW, which stands for "the most powerful man in the world" (the president).

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Author: Paul Dickson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802718493

Category: Reference

Page: 432

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Whether you want to be privy to the inside banter of the boardroom, backroom or the Washington Beltway, Slang is an indispensable resource, and a lot of fun. Slang is evidence that the spoken language is continually changing to meet new needs for verbal expressions, tailored to changing realities and perceptions. Unlike most slang dictionaries that list entries alphabetically, Slang takes on modern American English one topic at a time, from "auctionese" to "computerese", the drug trade and sports slang. Slang was originally published by Pocket Books in 1990 in paperback and revised in 1998 in hardcover and paperback. The new Slang has 50% new material, including new chapters on slang associated with work cubicles, gaming, hip hop, and coffeehouses. Dickson brings slang into the twenty-first century with such blogger slang as TMPMITW, which stands for "the most powerful man in the world" (the president). Whether you want to be privy to the inside banter of the boardroom, backroom or the Washington Beltway, Slang is an indispensable resource, and a lot of fun.

Slang

Defines slang terms dealing with advertising, finance, computers, counterculture, law enforcement, the drug trade, media, medicine, sports, sex, and war

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Author: Paul Dickson

Publisher: Atria Books

ISBN: 0671549200

Category: Education

Page: 480

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Defines slang terms dealing with advertising, finance, computers, counterculture, law enforcement, the drug trade, media, medicine, sports, sex, and war

Bill Veeck

Cleveland won the World Series in 1948, but Veeck sold the team for financial reasons the next year.

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Author: Paul Dickson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9780802778314

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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William Louis "Bill" Veeck, Jr. (1914-1986) is legendary in many ways-baseball impresario and innovator, independent spirit, champion of civil rights in a time of great change. Paul Dickson has written the first full biography of this towering figure, in the process rewriting many aspects of his life and bringing alive the history of America's pastime. In his late 20s, Veeck bought into his first team, the American Association Milwaukee Brewers. After serving and losing a leg in WWII, he bought the Cleveland Indians in 1946, and a year later broke the color barrier in the American League by signing Larry Doby, a few months after Jackie Robinson-showing the deep commitment he held to integration and equal rights. Cleveland won the World Series in 1948, but Veeck sold the team for financial reasons the next year. He bought a majority of the St. Louis Browns in 1951, sold it three years later, then returned in 1959 to buy the other Chicago team, the White Sox, winning the American League pennant his first year. Ill health led him to sell two years later, only to gain ownership again, 1975-1981. Veeck's promotional spirit-the likes of clown prince Max Patkin and midget Eddie Gaedel are inextricably connected with him-and passion endeared him to fans, while his feel for the game led him to propose innovations way ahead of their time, and his deep sense of morality not only integrated the sport but helped usher in the free agency that broke the stranglehold owners had on players. (Veeck was the only owner to testify in support of Curt Flood during his landmark free agency case). Bill Veeck: Baseball's Greatest Maverick is a deeply insightful, powerful biography of a fascinating figure. It will take its place beside the recent bestselling biographies of Satchel Paige and Mickey Mantle, and will be the baseball book of the season in Spring 2012.

Words from the White House

Entertaining, eminently readable volume compiles words and phrases coined or popularized by American presidents. Alphabetical listings feature a definition and (usually) a brief discussion that places them in historical context.

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Author: Paul Dickson

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486837222

Category: History

Page: 208

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Entertaining, eminently readable volume compiles words and phrases coined or popularized by American presidents. Alphabetical listings feature a definition and (usually) a brief discussion that places them in historical context.

Sputnik

Documents the personal and political events surrounding the launch of Sputnik by the Soviet Union in 1957 and provides a glimpse into the lives of the people responsible for creating the first man-made object in space.

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Author: Paul Dickson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9780802713650

Category: History

Page: 310

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Documents the personal and political events surrounding the launch of Sputnik by the Soviet Union in 1957 and provides a glimpse into the lives of the people responsible for creating the first man-made object in space.

The Joy of Keeping Score

In this unique book, Paul Dickson celebrates one of the most unusual traditions in all of sports--the baseball scorecard.

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Author: Paul Dickson

Publisher: Walker

ISBN: 0802715702

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

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In this unique book, Paul Dickson celebrates one of the most unusual traditions in all of sports--the baseball scorecard. Within the history of the scorecard are some of baseball's greatest moments. From the first scorecard introduced in 1845, to the scoring system devised by direct-marketing genius L. L. Bean; from presidential scoring habits to batting titles decided by official scorers, to Phil Rizzuto's inspired scoring symbol "WW," ("Wasn't Watching"), Dickson delights in his subject, offering unique insights and memorable anecdotes. Among the book's many illustrations is a gallery of historic scorecards, including Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series, Babe Ruth's famous "called" home run, and Cal Ripken's record-breaking 2,131st consecutive game. In addition, Dickson provides basic and advanced scoring techniques for beginners and experts alike, a year-by-year timeline of rule changes, a guide to baseball's quirkiest statutes, stories of famous scoring blunders, and many more unexpected rewards. For those who keep or have kept score, this book will be an elixir. For those who haven't, it will be a revelation. For baseball fans everywhere, it is a treasure.

Leo Durocher

From Paul Dickson, the Casey Award–winning author of Bill Veeck: Baseball's Greatest Maverick, the first full biography of Leo Durocher, one of the most colorful and important figures in baseball history.

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Author: Paul Dickson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781632863126

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

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From Paul Dickson, the Casey Award–winning author of Bill Veeck: Baseball's Greatest Maverick, the first full biography of Leo Durocher, one of the most colorful and important figures in baseball history. Leo Durocher (1906–1991) was baseball's all-time leading cocky, flamboyant, and galvanizing character, casting a shadow across several eras, from the time of Babe Ruth to the Space Age Astrodome, from Prohibition through the Vietnam War. For more than forty years, he was at the forefront of the game, with a Zelig-like ability to be present as a player or manager for some of the greatest teams and defining baseball moments of the twentieth century. A rugged, combative shortstop and a three-time All-Star, he became a legendary manager, winning three pennants and a World Series in 1954. Durocher performed on three main stages: New York, Chicago, and Hollywood. He entered from the wings, strode to where the lights were brightest, and then took a poke at anyone who tried to upstage him. On occasion he would share the limelight, but only with Hollywood friends such as actor Danny Kaye, tough-guy and sometime roommate George Raft, Frank Sinatra, and his third wife, movie star Laraine Day. As he did with Bill Veeck, Dickson explores Durocher's life and times through primary source materials, interviews with those who knew him, and original newspaper files. A superb addition to baseball literature, Leo Durocher offers fascinating and fresh insights into the racial integration of baseball, Durocher's unprecedented suspension from the game, the two clubhouse revolts staged against him in Brooklyn and Chicago, and Durocher's vibrant life off the field.

Baseball s Greatest Quotations Rev Ed

In this treasury of more than 5,000 quotations, noted baseball writer and observer Paul Dickson has captured the flavor of the game, in the words of its most important participants and onlookers.

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Author: Paul Dickson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062369321

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 672

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Baseball has always had its share of colorful characters, and over the years they have expressed themselves in eminently quotable ways. In this treasury of more than 5,000 quotations, noted baseball writer and observer Paul Dickson has captured the flavor of the game, in the words of its most important participants and onlookers. They are all here—from Aaron (Estella, Hank's mother) to Zoldack ("Sad Sack" Sam), and everyone in between. From the players, sportswriters, and politicians, to noted personalities in other fields (a very diverse group), everyone has his or her say on our nation's pastime. Dickson skillfully selects and annotates each remark, presenting the good, the bad, and the ugly of baseball lore. Included are extended lessons in Stengelese, Reggiespeak, Earl Weaverisms, and famous announcers' home run calls (who can forget Mel Allen's classic "Going, going, gone!"?). These and thousands of other cheerful, pithy, and memorable voices from the past through the present day are all captured in Baseball's Greatest Quotations.

War Slang

Provides brief but carefully thought-out introductions to each section to define the mood of that historical era.

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Author: Paul Dickson

Publisher: Potomac Books Incorporated

ISBN: 1574887106

Category: Reference

Page: 428

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Provides brief but carefully thought-out introductions to each section to define the mood of that historical era.

Rising to the Occasion

The perfect pocket guide for anyone who ever needs to give a toast.

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Author: Paul Dickson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781620406632

Category: Reference

Page: 112

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The perfect pocket guide for anyone who ever needs to give a toast.