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The Sports Junkies' Book of Sports Trivia, Terms, and Lingo: What They Are, Where They Came From,and How They're Used [Paperback]

Harvey Frommer

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26 Aug 2005
Combining the content of two of Frommer's previous books, Sports Roots and Sports Lingo, this book not only explains how nicknames, namesakes, trophies, competitions, and expressions in the world of sports came to be, but also serves as a useful dictionary of the language of sports-both technical and slang.

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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing (26 Aug 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1589792556
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589792555
  • Product Dimensions: 20.2 x 3.1 x 20.3 cm

Product Description


Move over "Sports Center,..." Frommer successfully fuses the common with the exotic, the arcane with the ordinary, the old with the new, and the poignant with the matter-of-fact. New York Sportscene

About the Author

Harvey Frommer is the celebrated author of 37 sports books, including the classics: New York City Baseball, Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball, Rickey and Robinson, The New York Yankee Encyclopedia, A Yankee Century, and the best selling Red Sox Vs. Yankees: The Great Rivalry (with Frederic J. Frommer). Professor Emeritus of the City University of New York, and professor at Dartmouth College where he teaches oral history and sports journalism, Frommer has been cited in the "Congressional Record" and honored by the New York State Lesigslature as a sports historian. He is in his 31st consecutive year of writing sports books. Frommer is a resident of Lyme, New Hampshire.

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4.0 out of 5 stars a little different than I thought 20 April 2013
By Nathan Blunck - Published on
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instead of being in question and answer format it's set up like a dictionary with vocab words. still a good resource for all sorts of sports fans though.
2.0 out of 5 stars This is a sports dictionary not a trivia book 8 Feb 2013
By Nick Asendorf - Published on
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I was looking to buy a few sports trivia books. The book basically contains hundreds of pages of definitions, terms, and lingo. It is extremely thorough, containing definitions from every sport imaginable (3 pages on Bocce). However, I was looking for a more trivia based book, not a sports dictionary.
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