'Dickson's Baseball Dictionary' A Labor Of Love Paul Dickson, author of The Dickson Baseball Dictionary, says more than 25 years of research went into making this lexicon of 10,000 baseball terms. Dickson spent the last few years adding new entries to include terms introduced by Latin American players, fantasy baseball and the Society of Baseball Research.

'Dickson's Baseball Dictionary' A Labor Of Love

'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.