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Baseball team names : a worldwide dictionary, 1869-2011

Author: Richard Worth
Publisher: Jefferson, NC : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, ©2013.
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"Professional baseball is full of arcane team names. The Los Angeles Dodgers, for instance, owe their nickname to the trolley tracks that honeycombed Brooklyn in the early 1880s. (Residents were "trolley dodgers"). This comprehensive reference book explains the nicknames of thousands of major and minor league franchises, Negro League and early independent black clubs, and international teams--from 1869 through  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Terminology
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Worth
ISBN: 9780786468447 0786468440
OCLC Number: 817736751
Description: vii, 408 pages ; 28 cm
Responsibility: Richard Worth.

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"Professional baseball is full of arcane team names. The Los Angeles Dodgers, for instance, owe their nickname to the trolley tracks that honeycombed Brooklyn in the early 1880s. (Residents were "trolley dodgers"). This comprehensive reference book explains the nicknames of thousands of major and minor league franchises, Negro League and early independent black clubs, and international teams--from 1869 through 2011"--Provided by publisher.

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"amazing"--<i>Baseball Nation</i>; "as comprehensive a tome as one can imagine"--<i>Spitball</i>; "impressive...fascinating reading...remarkably thorough work"--<i>ARBA</i>.

 
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