How to Speak Baseball: An Illustrated Guide to Ballpark Banter (Hardcover)
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.
ROSS MACDONALD's illustrations have appeared in "The New York Times, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Harper s, The Atlantic Monthly, "and "Vanity Fair. "He has also written and illustrated several books for children and adults including "How to Speak Baseball, How to Speak Golf, "and "What Would Jesus Craft?"
"an elegantly designed little book...capturing the colorful, frequently fanciful vocabulary that describes the world of baseball."
Litchfield County Times