How to Speak Baseball: An Illustrated Guide to Ballpark Banter (Hardcover)

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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. This humorous mix of definitions and anecdotes is the perfect gift for both lifelong baseball fans and rookies working up the ranks.

About the Author

James Charlton is the editor of "The Writer's Quotation Book, The Writer's Home Companion", and other titles.

SALLY COOK coauthored, with legendary football coach Gene Stallings, "Another Season: A Coach s Story of Raising an Exceptional Son, "a "New York Times "bestseller. She is the author, with James Charlton, of "How to Speak Baseball "and "Hey Batta Batta Swing!: The Wild Old Days of Baseball, "illustrated by Ross MacDonald. She is also the author of How to Speak Golf, illustrated by Ross MacDonald.

Paul Nelson is best known as a music critic and executive whRoss Macdonald is the pen name of crime fiction author Kenneo championed performers such as Rod Stewart and the New Yorkth Millar. He is best known for his Lew Archer series of nov Dolls. He passed away in 2006. els and was awarded the Grand Masters Award from the Mystery Writers of America. After being raised in Ontario, Canada, he passed away in 1983 after spending the majority of his life in Santa Barbara, California.

Praise For…

"an elegantly designed little book...capturing the colorful, frequently fanciful vocabulary that describes the world of baseball."
Litchfield County Times

Product Details
ISBN: 9781452126456
ISBN-10: 1452126453
Publisher: Chronicle Books (CA)
Publication Date: February 25th, 2014
Pages: 126
Language: English