Posted by Masakim on February 19, 2002
In Reply to: Bryson and Baseball posted by Word Camel on February 19, 2002
: I heard through the grapevine of the Bill Bryson fans that his father, BB senior, wrote a book about the languge of baseball. It's long out of print and I've not been able to find it in the library or on the web - though admittedly I've not searched exhaustively. I was wondering if any one here knows the book. I'd like to track it down and read it. Does anyone know the reference? I fear I may have it wrong. Does anyone know of any other books on the same theme. The Yankees have reported for Spring training and I too feel I should be gearing up.
Here is aother book on the same theme:
The New Dickson Baseball Dictionary
: A Cyclopedic Reference to More Than 7,000 Words, Names, Phrases, and Slang Expressions
That Define the Game, Its Heritage, and Variations.
Author: Paul Dickson@
Date of Publication: 1999
Publisher: Harcourt Brace & Company
ISBN: 0-15-100380-7 (hardcover); 0-15-600580-8 (paperback)