Ernest Lawrence Thayer

(14 August 1863 - 21 August 1940 / Lawerence / Massachusetts)

Casey At The Bat - Poem by Ernest Lawrence Thayer

The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville nine that day;
The score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play,
And then when Cooney died at first, and Barrows did the same,
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Topic(s) of this poem: joy


Comments about Casey At The Bat by Ernest Lawrence Thayer

  • Barry Middleton (8/14/2016 6:24:00 AM)


    My mother would read us poetry for a set of Junior Classics that inhabited the numerous bookshelves in our home. This was one of my favorites. (Report) Reply

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  • Robert Murray Smith (8/14/2016 6:18:00 AM)


    Good bat. But to many balls in the air hard to catch. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (8/14/2016 12:13:00 AM)


    The pitcher holds the ball! ! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • (6/19/2016 3:56:00 PM)


    Loved the poem, it was very well written and was perfectly sound and sense related (Report) Reply

  • (8/16/2015 4:06:00 PM)


    This has been one of my favorite poems since I first heard it in junior high school many decades ago. I, too, was surprised by the ending the first time I heard it. I still love it. (Report) Reply

  • (8/14/2015 9:50:00 AM)


    I love it. Worth the read :) (Report) Reply

  • (7/19/2012 9:29:00 PM)


    Literally held my attention longer than any baseball game-and actually took me by surprise too. Couldn't feel better after a poem. (Report) Reply

  • Martin O'Neill (3/25/2010 12:59:00 PM)


    Brilliant study of arrogance and pride in an almost comedic style. Thorughly enjoyed this one. (Report) Reply

  • (3/13/2007 7:27:00 PM)


    I can't wait for opening day (Report) Reply








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