Baseball Nicknames

A Dictionary of Origins and Meanings


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About the Book

The nicknames for over 3,600 players, umpires, managers, owners, broadcasters, writers, executives, other officials, and fans are included in this comprehensive reference work. Each entry provides the given name of the individual, nickname, position, years played (or associated with the game for nonplayers), and origin of the nickname. A separate section (compiled by Brenda S. Wilson) lists players and nicknames for the All American Girls Baseball League. An extensive name index completes the work.

About the Author(s)

The late James K. Skipper, Jr., was a professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He wrote extensively on nicknames and was a member of SABR.

Bibliographic Details

James K. Skipper, Jr.
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 398
Bibliographic Info: appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2012 [1992]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6717-4
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“a useful addition”—Choice; “this unique compilation is a fine addition to reference collections”—Library Journal; “meticulously researched…recommended”—ARBA; “excellent…no serious student of the game should be without…a labour of love…masterful”—Nine.