The sport has been at the frontier of many changes, including some of the words we use all the time
About Josh Chetwynd
Josh Chetwynd is the author of seven books, including The Field Guide to Sports Metaphors: A compendium of Competitive World and Idioms. He has broadcast baseball in Great Britain on both BBC Radio and Channel 5 (TV). He has played baseball for Northwestern University, in the Frontier League and for the Great Britain National Baseball Team, and was inducted in the British Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014. Follow him on Twitter @joshchetwynd.