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'Dickson's Baseball Dictionary' A Labor Of Love

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'Dickson's Baseball Dictionary' A Labor Of Love

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'Dickson's Baseball Dictionary' A Labor Of Love

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The third edition of The Dickson Baseball Dictionary has 10,000 terms, with 18,000 definitions.

It's an ongoing labor of love for author Paul Dickson.

"It's astonishing to me that baseball is able to come up with a term for almost anything that it wants to come up with," Dickson tells NPR's Melissa Block.

New entries in the third edition include bean-up, cookie jar, human growth hormone and steroid.