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The Language of Baseball

A Complete Dictionary of Slang Terms, Cliches, and Expressions From The Grand Ole Game
  • 108 Pages
  • 0.98 MB
  • English
Coaches Choice Books
Sports, Sports & Recreation, Dictionaries - Idioms & Slang, General, Baseball - Ge
The Physical Object
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8815963M
ISBN 101585186287
ISBN 139781585186280

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Baseball's tradition of signing grew out of the signal flags used by ships and soldiers' hand signals during battle/5(16). The Hidden Language of Baseball: How Signs and Sign-Stealing Have Influenced the Course of Our National Pastime.

Paul Dickson. Rating details 6 ratings 1 review. Baseball is set apart from other sports by many things, but few are more distinctive than the intricate systems of coded language that govern action on the field and give baseball its unique appeal/5.

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Baseball historian Paul Dickson examines the rich legacy of baseball’s hidden language, offering fans everywhere a smorgasbord of history and anecdote. Baseball’s tradition of signing grew out of the signal flags used by ships and hand signals used by soldiers during battle and.

Terrific little book about the inside-inside game of signs and signals in baseball. Wonderful stories from the long and shady history of players and teams using all manner of deception to steal signs, as well as an insider's explanation of what a viewer of a baseball game should look for when watching to know what the signs are calling for/5.

This handsome guide to the language of baseball decodes the amusing, clever phrases that pepper commentary about the sport. Packed with witty explanations of everything from "duster" and "rubber arm" to "up the elevator," this ballpark lexicon plays on a nostalgic love for the national pastime while covering ground from baseball's beginnings to today.

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Yogi had a unique way with words, but that's okay, as he also had a unique way of playing baseball. His words were memorable, but his record-setting baseball career was even more so, as he played on 14 World Series teams, and was coach or manager for several more/5. Baseball has its own rhythm, its own rules, its own specific appeal to our senses and sensibilities.

And with all of that comes its own language, its own grand and goofy glossary of phrases that, for the unindoctrinated, might sound like total gibberish. So what follows is a list of.

A roster of baseball’s greatest names and games, past and present, echoes throughout, making The Hidden Language of Baseball a unique window on the history of our national pastime.

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Author Bio. Paul Dickson is the author of more than sixty-five nonfiction books, including more than a dozen on baseball. Winner of the Harry Chadwick Award from the Society for American Baseball Research.

A New York Times Bestseller Through Evocative, often stunning photographs, as well as the stories that accompany them, Sports Illustrated visits the great arc of baseball Reviews: "The Hidden Language of Baseball" is the book to read -- after you make it a most valuable gift to your kids, who have often asked you (as if you knew) what those goofy and not-so goofy signs mean, who dreamed them up and how come the other team doesn't steal them, which, of course, they try their darndest.

I've left out "how-to" books and compilations of statistics and trivia. I've also excluded fiction, although baseball has inspired some of our greatest novels, including Ring Lardner's You Know Me Al (), Bernard Malamud's The Natural (), Mark Harris' Bang the Drum Slowly (), Robert Coover's The Universal Baseball Association, Inc., J.

Henry Waugh, Prop. The most important book ever published on Negro League baseball, Peterson's pioneering tome brought the other side of the color line to life. Perfect to celebrate the new baseball season, here is the life and famous words, such as "it ain't over till it's over," of Major League Baseball player and New York Yankee Lawrence "Yogi" Berra loved his family, his neighborhood, his friends, and, most of all.

Baseball gives many fathers and sons the ability to connect, but it also provides the opportunity to draw parallels to which your son can relate.

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The booklet was held in place, below the case with a specially marked, cardboard band. BOOK RIOT | Book Recommendations and Reviews. “I truly don’t know the language,” said the late Sparky Anderson, a Hall of Fame baseball manager, in At least he had the gumption to admit it. It’s not that they’re lazy—athletes work their tails off.

And it’s not that they’re stupid—you try memorizing a football playbook. It’s just that their brand of.

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Take advantage of our FREE shipping!!. (OUTSIDE US is $)Seller Rating: % positive. This excerpt was adapted from The Hidden Language of Baseball: How Signs and Sign-Stealing Have Influenced the Course of Our National Pastime Second Edition by Paul S.

Dickson. Baseball scorekeeping is the practice of recording the details of a baseball game as it unfolds. Professional baseball leagues hire official scorers to keep an official record of each game (from which a box score can be generated), but many fans keep score as well for their own enjoyment.

Scorekeeping is usually done on a printed scorecard and, while official scorers must adhere precisely to. Case Book material in this edition are in shaded boxes and are labeled as “Comment.” IMPORTANT NOTES (1) The Playing Rules Committee, at its December meeting, voted to reorganize and recodify the Official Baseball Rules into a more logical and organized manner.

No wording or language was changed (other. The knowledge of baseball terms used by players and fans will add so much to your enjoyment of the game. Speaking of baseball-talk this ball players language deciphered as baseball vocabulary, loosely used as baseball action defining jargon or terminology, in the same context is quite an interesting thought.

Knowing the baseball lingo is grand but the bottom line concern for many of our. In this age of political correctness -- with polished sentence structure, a lack of jargon, and overused slang the order of the day -- it is comforting to note, as Dickson does in the forward of the book, that baseball for the most part has maintained a language all its own, or as one sportswriter labeled it: "the incorrect use of correct words.".Listen to Baseball by the Book episodes free, on demand.

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