Frommer on Sports
"THE SPORTS JUNKIES BOOK OF TRIVIA, TERMS, AND LINGO"
What They Are, Where They Came From, and How They Are Used
Move over SportsCenter, now there is a a new
source for sports catch phrases, nicknames and jargon. The Sports
Junkies Book of Trivia, Terms, and Lingo (October 2005, Taylor Trade
Publishing) is the definitive book on the language of sports by
celebrated sports author and journalist Harvey Frommer.
The prolific 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. Admittedly, sports language comes and goes with the
times, growing each year, changing in its attempts to describe the ever
expanding world of athletics. In that vein, many of the words and terms
defined here have become all but extinct in today's vernacular, while
others have become incorporated into the mainstream like "Say it ain't
Broken down by sport, Sports Junkies expounds a mind boggling number of
entries in the sports vocabulary originating from clubhouses, media,
rulebooks, and the bleachers. For any sports fan who ever wondered,where
did that come from as they listened intently to play by play, tried to
learn a new game, or to coach a kid in sports - -the descriptions here
will not only define the words and terms, but give accurate historical
relevance and acumen to each.
This book is a must have for any ESPN addicted, season ticket-holding,
sports trivia buff that thought they knew it all. (Or a great tool for
the sports journalist craving slang for a story or broadcast.)
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About the Author:
Harvey Frommer is in his 38th year of writing books.
A noted oral historian and sports journalist, the author of 42 sports
books including the classics: "New York City Baseball,1947-1957" and
"Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball," his acclaimed REMEMBERING YANKEE
STADIUM was published in 2008 and his REMEMBERING FENWAY PARK: AN ORAL
AND NARRATIVE HISTORY OF THE HOME OF RED SOX NATION was published to
acclaim in 2011. The prolific Frommer is at work on When It Was
Just a Game, An Oral History on Super Bowel One.
His work has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times,
Washington Post, New York Daily News, Newsday, USA Today, Men's Heath,
The Sporting News, among other publications.
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Frommer along with his wife, Myrna Katz Frommer are the authors of
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