The Dickson Baseball Dictionary has received high praise and is a favorite.
The definitive work on the language of baseball—one of the “Five Best Baseball Books”Wall Street Journal
Hailed as “a staggering piece of scholarship” (Wall Street Journal) and “an indispensable guide to the language of baseball” (San Diego Union-Tribune), The Dickson Baseball Dictionary has become an invaluable resource for those who love the game. Drawing on dozens of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century periodicals, as well as contemporary sources, Dickson’s brilliant, illuminating definitions trace the earliest appearances of terms both well known and obscure. This edition includes more than 10,000 terms with 18,000 individual entries, and more than 250 photos. This “impressively comprehensive” (The Nation) book will delight everyone from the youngest fan to the hard-core aficionado.Publisher
We concur as Doc Adams is referenced under Father of Baseball!
The first three parts of the ‘Father of Baseball’ definition in the Dickson Baseball Dictionary are telling:
Henry Chadwick (well deserved)
Dr. Daniel Lucius “Doc” Adams (’nuff said)