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How to Speak Baseball: An Illustrated Guide to Ballpark Banter

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  24 ratings  ·  7 reviews
This 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 definitio ...more
ebook, 128 pages
Published February 25th 2014 by Chronicle Books (CA)
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Ben
May 30, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun, quick little quirky "vocabulary"/"glossary" style book that I read with/in-conjunction with Olivia-Grace. Even included a few words and terms that I hadn't heard before or didn't know the behind the scenes meaning to. I believe this was one of the many "50 cent" or "1 dollar" book finds at either the Hummelstown or Hershey Library Sales.
Stephanie
Jan 31, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is a cute novelty book. There are some terms that the average baseball fan will know well, and some that are more obscure or no longer in use. Even on a term that I know I'll never use, there were some good little anecdotes or facts. Easy, quick read, with clever illustrations.
April Wiggins
Jan 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute little book, quick read for a baseball mom who loves to surprise her boys with baseball facts!!
Veronica Grande
Mar 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a Father's Day gift to my husband last year and it is still so special to us. Love it!
Kathleen
A lot of the expressions in this book were old and unused when I was a kid. That said, this book is still fun, and the illustrations are cute.
Donna
Oct 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a fun book about all the quirky sayings and terms in the game of baseball. Phil and I had fun going through the book to see how many we knew. Lots of antidotes and stories, too.
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