by Ernest L Thayer (Phinn) and Grantland Rice
12 minutes, 5 seconds
Unabridged Baseball Poetry
1888, 1907, 1910
Three baseball classics:
- Casey at the bat (Thayer/Phinn)
- Mudville’s Fate (Rice)
- Casey’s Revenge (Rice)
Ernest L Thayer (writing under the pen name “Phinn”) wrote the baseball classic Casey at the Bat: “A Ballad of the Republic, Sung in the Year 1888″ for the San Fransisco Examiner. In the century since, the poem has spawned hundreds of sequels, including a handful of updates by sports columnist Grantland Rice.
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