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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 author or editor of more than three dozen books. He splits his time between New York City and Connecticut. Sally Cook is a New York Times bestselling author of sports-related titles. She lives in New York City. Ross MacDonald is an illustrator whose work has appeared in international publications. He lives in Connecticut.

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