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

  • Gold Star - 28,986 Points 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

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  • Rookie - 454 Points Ann Mac (8/14/2015 9:50:00 AM)

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

  • Gold Star - 37,008 Points * Sunprincess * (4/8/2014 6:02:00 PM)

    ........truly an excellent write....loved the whole poem... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie L. M. (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

  • Rookie - 12 Points 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

  • Rookie Mary Gordley (3/13/2007 7:27:00 PM)

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

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