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Casey at the Bat: A Centennial Edition

Product no.: 0-87923-878-X
Few passions have created more myths in the American mind than baseball, and no poem has captured its lure or lore better than Casey at the Bat.

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Things aren’t looking promising for the Mudville Nine: it’s the bottom of the ninth with two outs, and they’re trailing 4-2. But Flynn blasts a single, and Blake tears the cover off the ball, and when the dust lifts, there are runners hugging second and third, and Mighty Casey is stepping into the box.

Here is the classic edition; newly set, illustrated with full-color watercolors by Barry Moser (America’s premier artist of the book), and containing an afterword by the irrepressible Donald Hall, whose affectionate and affecting essay celebrates the poem, its hero, and that searing moment in each of our lives when, in front of all those we hold dear, we manage to strike out.

"Adorning this classic sports epic, Moser's characteristically expressive paintings were modeled on historical photographs and drawings of former baseball greats. All ages."       ~Publishers Weekly

Casey at the Bat first appeared in the San Francisco Examiner on Sunday, June 3, 1888. It was written by a Massachusetts man, a young Harvard graduate named Ernest Lawrence Thayer, for a column he’d undertaken for the new publisher of the Examiner, his college chum William Randolph Hearst.

Author Thayer, Ernest Lawrence
Illustrator Moser, Barry
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 32 pp.
Publisher David R. Godine 1998
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