Originally published in 1989, this "indispensable guide to the language of baseball" (San Diego Union-Tribune) has become an invaluable resource for those who love the game. Paul Dickson mines dozens of 19th- and early 20th-century periodicals as well as contemporary sources to produce his illuminating definitions of more than 10,000 terms in 18,000 individual entries, ably assisted in this Third Edition by Skip McAfee.
"This grand book is truly a baseball lover's dream.... From the first to the last page, it provides an enjoyable experience.... Of special note are the handsome presentation, adequate type size, and editorial care taken with photos and layout that makes the book accessible without compromising comprehensiveness. An essential guide to America's pastime."—Library Journal