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Baseball team names : a worldwide dictionary, 1869-2011

Author: Richard Worth
Publisher: Jefferson, NC : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Baseball Team Names

by Rickwmc1982 (WorldCat user published 2012-02-21) Excellent Permalink

Hi! I'm Rick Worth, the author of BASEBALL TEAM NAMES.  I wrote this book so that you dear reader could have some fun!  Did you know that baseball team nicknames go back to the 1850's with such monikers as Atlantics, Eckford, Knickerbockers and Athletics?  BASEBALL TEAM NAMES. starting...
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