Henry Chadwick Award: Paul Dickson

By Steven P. Gietschier

This article was published in the Fall 2013 Baseball Research Journal.

PAUL DICKSON (1939 – ) vaulted to the front rank of baseball researchers immediately following publication of The Dickson Baseball Dictionary in 1989. Lauded as “a staggering piece of scholarship” by the Wall Street Journal, the book won the 1989 Macmillan-SABR Baseball Research Award and quickly became a well-thumbed addition to baseball bookshelves everywhere. Dickson published a second edition in 1999, and in 2009 he produced a third edition (with Skip McAfee) that is twice as large . . .

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