gillette, n. Fast pitch near batter's whiskers.
cockeye, n. Left-handed pitcher.
union hours, n. coll. Nine-inning game.
zebra, n. Fast outfielder.
After two years of hurling such dusters at his St. Louis radio audience of 1,000,000, Jerome Herman Dean has explained all in The Dizzy Dean Dictionary and What's What in Baseball. His sponsor, St. Louis' Falstaff Brewery, planted the idea; an adman wrote the book. Despite this hybridism, the result is pure Dean, so pure that Diz threatens to "write another soon." Meanwhile Opus No. 1 has gone through 25,000 copies in ten days....