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

  • (12/4/2018 2:01:00 PM)

    Wasn't the opposing team: Centerville, and wasn't the opposing pitcher Snedeker? Somehow that runs in my mind? (Report) Reply

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  • (8/28/2018 2:49:00 PM)

    Just like the Bible says pride is before a crash, And a haughty spirit before stumbling. Poor, poor haughty, prideful Casey....... (Report) Reply

  • (4/8/2018 3:49:00 PM)

    Loved It :) so much it made my family cry I loved it so much that we wrote another stanza (Report) Reply

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  • (4/8/2018 12:52:00 AM)

    Loved and enjoyed the poem very much (Report) Reply

  • (1/12/2018 4:04:00 PM)

    Can anyone recommend a good children’s poem with good illustrations Thank you (Report) Reply

    (6/17/2018 3:48:00 PM)

    I read A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Lewis Stevenson to my children and they loved the poems.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Kim Barney (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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