Paul Dickson (1939- ), the author of more than 55 books, is best known in the baseball research community for The Dickson Baseball Dictionary, now in its third edition. First published in 1989 when it won the Macmillan-SABR Baseball Research Award, the dictionary has grown to nearly a thousand pages, and it has its own website at baseballdictionary.com. Dickson has also written several other key baseball books, including The Unwritten Rules of Baseball, The Hidden Language of Baseball, The Joy of Keeping Score, Baseball: The Presidents’ Game (with William B. Mead), and most recently, Bill Veeck: Baseball’s Greatest Maverick.
- Read Steven P. Gietschier’s profile of Dickson in the Fall 2013 Baseball Research Journal
- Bill Veeck: Baseball’s Greatest Maverick wins 2012 CASEY Award
- Bill Veeck: Baseball’s Greatest Maverick wins Chicago Baseball Museum’s 2012 Jerome Holtzman Award
- Paul Dickson honored by Baseball Reliquary with 2011 Tony Salin Memorial Award
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