The most famous baseball poem in history is Casey at the Bat by Ernest Lawrence Thayer. Its subtitle is “A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888.” The poem was first published in the San Francisco Chronicle and tells the story of one game of the baseball team of Mudville and its mighty hitting star Casey. • Read More »
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Opening Day 2018: Casey at the BatMarch 29, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: baseball.
Then from five thousand throats and more there rose a lusty yell;/ .
It rumbled through the valley, it rattled in the dell;/ .
It pounded on the mountain and recoiled upon the flat,/
For Casey, mighty Casey, was advancing to the bat.