By Paul Dickson
Baseball has consistently had its percentage of colourful characters, and through the years they've got expressed themselves in eminently quotable methods. during this treasury of greater than 5,000 quotations, famous baseball author and observer Paul Dickson has captured the flavour of the sport, within the phrases of its most vital contributors and onlookers.
They are all here—from Aaron (Estella, Hank's mom) to Zoldack ("Sad Sack" Sam), and everybody in among. From the avid gamers, sportswriters, and politicians, to famous personalities in different fields (a very different group), everybody has his or her say on our nation's hobby. Dickson skillfully selects and annotates every one comment, proposing the great, the undesirable, and the grotesque of baseball lore. incorporated are prolonged classes in Stengelese, Reggiespeak, Earl Weaverisms, and well-known announcers' domestic run calls (who can disregard Mel Allen's vintage "Going, going, gone!"?).
These and millions of different pleased, pithy, and remarkable voices from the prior throughout the cutting-edge are all captured in Baseball's maximum Quotations.
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Maybe my book report is in there. ” Eric helped the girl up. Cam gave the gym bag back to her and said, “I’m sorry we chased you. ” “That’s all right,” the girl said as she looked through the papers in her bag. ” The girl took old comic books, crushed homework papers, and candy wrappers from the bag. Cam and Eric left her and started walking toward the exhibit hall. When they reached the corner, the girl waved some papers at them and called out, “I found it! ” “I’m glad we helped find something,” Cam said to Eric.
That’s when he hit sixty,” Cam said, with her eyes still closed. The owner of the collection was listening. He was an old man. He had a bushy white mustache, and he was wearing a baseball cap. “You really know all about baseball,” the old man said. Cam opened her eyes and said, “No, I don’t. ” Then Eric told him, “She has a mental camera. ” The old man picked up a box of baseball cards. “Take a card,” he called to the people around the exhibit. ” Two people reached into the box and took out a card.
I want you to come to the station house and sign a complaint against the boy who took it,” the policewoman said. ” The policewoman started to leave. “Wait,” Mr. Baker said. He took a handful of baseball cards from the box. “Take this,” he said as he handed the policewoman a card. “It’s Hank Aaron. He’s the greatest home run hitter of all time. ” The policewoman held up her hands and said, “Oh, thank you, but don’t give them to me. Give them to these two children. ” Mr. Baker gave the cards to Cam and Eric.
Baseball's Greatest Quotations: An Illustrated Treasury of Baseball Quotations and Historical Lore (Revised Edition) by Paul Dickson