Ernest Lawrence Thayer

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

Ernest Lawrence Thayer Poems

1. Casey at the Bat 2/8/2018
2. Casey At The Bat 1/3/2003

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  • Ezra - (6/17/2018 9:43:00 PM)

    I recently purchased a rare lithograph printed in 1888 New York It pictures a young De wolf Hopper he is the actor that made Casey at the Bat. Famous reciting it over 10,000 times. That’s a Guinness book world record. He is also a member of the baseball hall of fame. This lithograph is advertisement for his appearance at the court square theatre in Springfield Massachusetts, April 16,1891and is only one of two known to exist. To see this rare photo email me

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  • ashley (1/9/2018 4:00:00 PM)

    your so wierd get a new life

  • John William Clarke (2/19/2011 9:07:00 PM)

    I think I heard Grys Rys Jones recite this in The Nations Favourite Poems, putting on an American accent, very amusing.

Best Poem of Ernest Lawrence Thayer

Casey At The Bat

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,
A pall-like silence fell upon the patrons of the game.

A straggling few got up to go in deep despair. The rest
Clung to that hope which springs eternal in the human breast;
They thought, 'If only Casey could but get a whack at that-
We'd put up even money now, with Casey at the bat.'

But Flynn preceded Casey, as did also Jimmy Blake,
And the former was a hoodoo, while the...

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