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  1. "Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic, Sung in the Year 1888" is a mock-heroic poem written in 1888 by Ernest Thayer. It was first published anonymously in The San Francisco Examiner (then called The Daily Examiner ) on June 3, 1888, under the pen name "Phin", based on Thayer's college nickname, "Phinney". [1]

  2. For Casey, mighty Casey, was advancing to the bat. There was ease in Casey's manner as he stepped into his place; There was pride in Casey's bearing and a smile lit Casey's face. And when, responding to the cheers, he lightly doffed his hat, No stranger in the crowd could doubt 'twas Casey at the bat.

  3. Casey at the Bat. By Ernest Lawrence Thayer. A Ballad of the Republic, Sung in the Year 1888. 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,

  4. poemanalysis.com › ernest-lawrence-thayer › casey-at-the-batCasey at the Bat (Poem + Analysis)

    Thayer’s ‘Casey at the Bat’ captures the instability of baseball, where Mudville’s hero, Casey, strikes out, turning hopes into despair. Read Poem. PDF Guide.

  5. May 13, 2011 · Ernest Lawrence Thayer was an American writer and poet who wrote the poem "Casey" (or "Casey at the Bat"), which is "the single most famous baseball poem ever written" according to the Baseball Almanac, and "the nation’s best-known piece of comic verse—a ballad that began a native legend as colorful and permanent as that of Johnny Appleseed ...

  6. It did not gain a lot of attention at first. DeWolf Hooper, a comic actor, recited "Casey at the Bat" 15,000 times over the next 50 year, increasing its popularity. This is the most famous baseball poem that has been written. "Love has its sonnets galore. War has its epics in heroic verse.

  7. Compared to Thayer's other works, "Casey at the Bat" is a clear departure from his more serious and sentimental poems. It embraces a lighthearted and humorous tone, capturing the excitement and heartbreak of a sporting event.

  8. Casey at the Bat Lyrics. 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...

  9. Jun 3, 2024 · Casey at the Bat is considered the most famous baseball poem ever written. Ernest Lawrence Thayer hit this one right out of the park in 1888 when it was published in the the San Francisco Daily Examiner. A nostalgic poem that has stood the test of time, it's typically studied by elementary school students in grades 4-5.

  10. Jan 18, 2024 · Famous Single Poems (1924) by Burton Egbert Stevenson. Casey at the Bat by Ernest L. Thayer. If I Should Die To-night. →. 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,

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