One of America’s favorite pastimes is baseball, and "Casey at the Bat", one of the most famous poems in American history, captures the excitement of the game from start to finish! Tension is high that day in the typical late-19th-century town of Muddville. We enter the ninth inning, the team is behind by two runs, and things are looking grim for the win unless by some miracle the infamous Casey can get up to bat and possibly save the day. The fans are cheering, the crowd is on alert, and hope abounds as the mighty Casey takes his position at the plate.
Written by Ernest Thayer and first published in the San Francisco Examiner on June 3, 1888, "Casey at the Bat", narrated by Kathy Poelker, presents the roar of the crowd, the calls of the umpire, and the total thrill of the game!
Public Domain (P)2014 Kathy Poelker
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