When you have an interest in baseball books as a fan, it can lead you down some really neat avenues. Player biographies, team histories, season recaps and countless other topics are available for the knowledgeable fan. If you are just starting out there are also learning tools available to you as a fan, that will teach you the specific language and terminology of the game, so that you understand what other people are talking about. Every fan has to start somewhere on their learning journey and today’s book is a great tool to help kick start that quest for general baseball knowledge.
The Baseball Thesaurus takes the reader through an alphabetical journey of the sports terminology. It breaks down all the major terms used in a baseball game and gives a few varying explanations of what the term means. It also gives the reader other terms that are commonly accepted for the same thing or event. All in all, this book covers a lot of ground and would really aid in bringing a novice fan up to speed on all of the baseball lingo.
Books like this are very important to baseball because they help foster each new generation into loving the game. With the knowledge they get from this book it opens the door to reading further into the game. It may lead them into reading the other types of books mentioned above and helps the history of the game carry on through time.
If you know of a novice baseball fan, you may want to introduce them to this book. It will aid in their learning of the game and also shorten their learning curve. For fans who are well versed in the game this probably will not help you much unless you want to know thirteen alternative names for a weekly hit ground ball. In the end we as fans are all to some degree are keepers of baseball and as such, are tasked with the job of documenting, maintaining and passing on its history to future generations.
You can get this book from the nice folks at August Publications