- Series: HARVEST/H B J BOOK
- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Mariner Books; 1st Harvest ed edition (February 15, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0156005166
- ISBN-13: 978-0156005166
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.2 x 7.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.3 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 44 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,109,284 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Joy of Keeping Score: How Scoring the Game Has Influenced and Enhanced the History of Baseball Paperback – February 15, 1997
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About the Author
Paul Dickson (born in Yonkers, NY) is a freelance writer of more than 45 non-fiction books, mostly on (American) English language and popular culture. He has written many articles on a wide variety of subjects. He is a founding member and former president of Washington Independent Writers and a member of the National Press Club.Dickson coined the term "word word".
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further, the resolution of some of the images is not very good in the Kindle App including on my iPad and Apple Air. i have to make the fonts really big to see the image, which still are not that good, and then the letters/words are so big they are not on the same page as the diagram.
It contains reproductions of legendary baseball games; it is worth the price of the book just to see those.
Other than a brief history of scorekeepking and some alternate systems, the main take-aways from this book are that baseball is just about the only game where the fans keep score, that by keeping score fans form a live connection to the game unfolding in front of them (you're not just a spectator), that your scorecard does not have to match the official socrecard (scoreing is subjective - think hits vs. errors), and, finally, keeping score leaves you with a permanent momento of a game you attended. At this point, you can skip buying the book. But, if you are a real baseball fan (even one that doesn't keep score) you will miss an wonderful tale about one of the many facets of the game we call baseball. This is a book you can pick up every few years to re-read and have just as much fun the 2nd or 3rd time.