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7TH GAME : 1960 SERIES, by PAUL BLACKBURN    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Nice day
Subject(s): Baseball


A BALLAD OF BASEBALL BURDENS, by FRANKLIN PIERCE ADAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The burden of hard hitting. Slug away
Alternate Author Name(s): F. P. A.
Subject(s): Baseball; Wit & Humor


A BASEBALL TEAM OF UNKNOWN NAVY PILOTS, PACIFIC THEATER, 1944, by WYATT PRUNTY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Assigned a week's good bunt, run, throw
Subject(s): Baseball; World War Ii; Aviation & Aviators; Second World War; Airplanes; Air Pilots


A FOOL THERE WAS, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: A fool there was, and he made his prayer,
Last Line: (even as you and I!)
Subject(s): Baseball; Fools; Gambling; Sports; Idiots; Wagering; Betting


A POEM ABOUT BASEBALL, by DENIS JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For years the scenes bustled
Last Line: And I might strike out
Subject(s): Baseball


A SUMMER SERMON FOR MEN, by OLIVER MARBLE    Poem Text            
First Line: I have fought a good fight,' the parson said, his weekly text declaring
Last Line: Felt of his muscle on the sly — and felt like god's anointed!
Subject(s): Baseball; Games; Play; Sermons; Sports; Recreation; Pastimes; Amusements


ALMOST NAMED HORACE, by JORDAN DAVIS            Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Names; New York Yankees (Baseball Team); Birth; Child Birth; Midwifery


ALONE ON EARTH, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: He turned up at the baseball park--
Last Line: And all alone on earth!
Subject(s): Baseball; Friendship; Solitude; Sports; Loneliness


ANALYSIS OF BASEBALL, by MAY SWENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Baseball


ARCHIVES; COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., by MICHAEL S. HARPER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Photos and clippings fade; / no one can find a real signature
Subject(s): Baseball; Sports


AT THE BALL GAME, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The crowd at the ball game
Subject(s): Baseball; Crowds


BACK AGAIN, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: The scribe returns from training camp,
Last Line: "comes that one chant, ""how do they look?"
Subject(s): Athletes; Baseball; Sports


BASEBALL, by PAUL HOOVER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the world finally ends
Subject(s): Baseball; Sports


BASEBALL, by WYATT PRUNTY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: About the time I got my first baseman's mitt
Subject(s): Baseball; Wit & Humor; Dean, Dizzy (1910-1974); Kisses


BASEBALL, by JOHN UPDIKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It looks easy from a distance,
Subject(s): Baseball


BASEBALL BY THE OLD, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "this is the time of the year, my boys"
Last Line: The gray - head who would play baseball!
Subject(s): Baseball;games;play;spectator (Periodical);sports; Recreation;pastimes;amusements


BASEBALL CANTO, by LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Watching baseball
Subject(s): Baseball; Sports


BASEBALL: THE SEVENTH INNING: 1, by DONALD HALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Baseball, I warrant, is not the whole
Subject(s): Baseball; Sports


BASEBALL: THE SEVENTH INNING: 7, by DONALD HALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Quickly exhaust this night of farewell
Subject(s): Baseball; Sports


BASEBALL: THE SEVENTH INNING: 8, by DONALD HALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With boys in the bigs who wouldn't have
Subject(s): Baseball; Sports


BASEBALL: THE SEVENTH INNING: 9, by DONALD HALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Anything, a keeper from way back
Subject(s): Baseball; Sports


BASEBALL?«÷S SAD LEXICON, by FRANKLIN PIERCE ADAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hese are the saddest of possible words
Alternate Author Name(s): F. P. A.
Subject(s): Baseball; Wit & Humor


CASEY - TWENTY YEARS LATER, by S. P. MCDONALD    Poem Text            
First Line: The bugville team was surely up against a rocky game
Last Line: "I'm mighty casey who struck out just twenty years ago."
Subject(s): Baseball; Sports


CASEY AT THE BAT (1), by ERNEST LAWRENCE THAYER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It looked extremely rocky for the mudville nine that day
Last Line: But there is no joy in mudville -- mighty casey has struck out.
Subject(s): Baseball; Sports


CASEY AT THE BAT (2), by ERNEST LAWRENCE THAYER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The outlook wasn't brilliant for the mudville nine that day
Last Line: But there is no joy in mudville -- mighty casey has struck out.
Subject(s): Baseball; Sports


CASEY'S REVENGE; A REPLY TO 'CASEY AT THE BAT', by JAMES WILSON (19TH CENTURY)    Poem Text            
First Line: There were saddened hearts in mudville
Last Line: But mudville hearts are happy now -- for casey hit the ball!
Subject(s): Baseball; Sports


COBB'S MEMORIES, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: A few more weeks, and tyrus cobb will be
Last Line: Supreme—awhile—then dropped beside the road?
Subject(s): Athletes; Baseball; Cobb, Ty (1886-1961); Middle Age; Sports


COLONEL TIL, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: We have seen scores of magnates come
Last Line: Colonel til!
Subject(s): Baseball; Farewell; Praise; Sports; Sportsmanship; War; Parting


COUPLET, by DONALD HALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the tall puffy
Variant Title(s): Old Timers' Day
Subject(s): Aging; Baseball; Sports


DAYS OF SUCCESS, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: The sun shines with a brighter beam,
Last Line: "the club ""is going good!"
Subject(s): Baseball; Happiness; Sports; Success; Joy; Delight


DREAM OF A BASEBALL STAR, by GREGORY NUNZIO CORSO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I dreamed ted williams
Alternate Author Name(s): Corso, Gregory
Subject(s): Baseball; Sports; Williams, Theodore (Ted)


DRINKING ALONE, by KENT FIELDING    Poem Text            
First Line: These were the first years of an old life
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Baseball; Sports; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse


EXTRA INNINGS, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: Oh father, dear father, come home with me
Last Line: Ere she bounces an iron off your brow!
Subject(s): Baseball; Fathers; Sports


EXTRA INNINGS: THE TWELFTH INNING: 1., by DONALD HALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Before lights, kurt, baseball games were sometimes delayed
Subject(s): Baseball; Sports


GIVE ME A GIRL, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: Give me a girl who understands the game
Last Line: "give me a girl—who understands the game!"
Subject(s): Baseball; Ignorance; Sports; Women; Dullness; Stupdity


GREATEST OF WEAPONS, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: The jawbone samson swung was great--it served its purpose well
Last Line: As that large bat, the monster bat, the warclub of babe ruth!
Subject(s): Arms & Armor; Baseball; Sports


HITS AND RUNS, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I remember the chillicothe ball players grappling the rock
Last Line: And the umpire's throat fought in the dust for a song.
Subject(s): Baseball; Sports


HOMETOWN PIECE FOR MESSRS. ALSTON AND REESE, by MARIANNE MOORE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Millennium,' yes; 'pandemonium!' / roy campanella leaps high. Dodgerdom
Subject(s): Baseball; Brooklyn Dodgers (Baseball Team); Sports


HOW I LEARNED ENGLISH, by GREGORY DJANIKIAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It was in an empty lot
Subject(s): Baseball; Ethnic Groups - United States; Minorities - United States; Sports; United States - Race Relations


IN ANSON'S TIME, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: They may have been crude men, and sadly dense,
Last Line: In anson's time.
Subject(s): Anson, Adrian (Cap) (1852-1922); Baseball; Honesty; Ignorance; Sports; Dullness; Stupdity


IN PERFECT HARMONY, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: The pitcher knows that he could play the field
Last Line: And fairly aches to run that baseball club!
Subject(s): Athletes; Baseball; Leadership; Sports


INROAD, by DAVID RIVARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The radiance that is always around us is incited
Subject(s): Baseball


JACK CHESBRO, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: Jack chesbro, good old hurler, you were a
Last Line: It's hard to say it, jack, old friend, but you will get the hook!
Subject(s): Aging; Athletes; Baseball; Chesbro, Jack (1874-1931); Sports


JACKIE ROBINSON, by LUCILLE CLIFTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ran against walls / without breaking
Last Line: Entered the conquering dark
Subject(s): Baseball; Robinson, Jackie (1919-1972); Sports


JAKE DAUBERT, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: No finer player ever flashed the spikes
Last Line: And waved him outward through the unknown gate!
Subject(s): Athletes; Baseball; Daubert, Jake (1884-1924); Death; Sports; Dead, The


JOHN MCGRAW, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: I'd like to play in old new york,
Last Line: "and that's his only law!"
Subject(s): Athletes; Baseball; Mcgraw, John (1873-1934); New York City; Sports; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


LETTER TO MANTSCH FROM HAVRE, by RICHARD HUGO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear mike: we didn't have a chance. Our starter had no change
Subject(s): Baseball; Sports


LISTENING TO BASEBALL IN THE CAR, by GAIL MAZUR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This morning I argued with a friend
Last Line: The white ball in the glare.
Subject(s): Baseball; Sports


LOOSE LUNATICS, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: The baseball fan gets up and loudly yowls--
Last Line: He's dippy!
Subject(s): Adventure And Adventurers; Baseball; Football; Horse Racing; Sports


LOVE SONNET OF A PLAYER, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: Say, kid, d'you know, I just can't understand
Last Line: I'll kill three baseball scribes by monday night!
Subject(s): Athletes; Baseball; Language; Sports; Words; Vocabulary


MANTLE, by WILLIAM HEYEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mantle ran so hard, they said
Subject(s): Baseball; Mantle, Mickey (1931-1995); Popular Culture - United States; Sports


MAY, by JOHN UPDIKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now children may
Last Line: Look at some baseball / on tv
Subject(s): Spring; Baseball


OCTOBER CLASSIC, by DAVID LEHMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If only there were a way of knowing
Subject(s): World Series (Baseball)


OLD TIMER'S DAY, by DONALD HALL    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: When the tall puffy
Subject(s): Baseball; Old Age


ONE TO NOTHING, by CAROLYN KIZER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The bibulous eagle behind me at the ball game:
Last Line: Shucks a'mighty. If you're an eagle, you just go.
Subject(s): Baseball; Birds; Eagles; Sports; Women; Women's Rights; Feminism


OPENING DAY, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: Every fan is packed as closely as a neatly packed
Last Line: Baseball has been duly started—it's the close of opening day!
Subject(s): Baseball; Sports


OUR HARDY DADS, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: Our daddies sat upon unpainted planks
Last Line: Our daddies must have been the all-wool stuff!
Subject(s): Baseball; Fathers; Past; Sports


PAT MORAN, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: He lived the game-to him 'twas all; yet he
Last Line: The game is better for the part he bore.
Subject(s): Baseball; Leadership; Moran, Pat (1876-1924); Sports


PHARAOH, by JANE KENYON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The future ainít what it used to be
Last Line: Water, a book and a pen
Subject(s): Baseball


PITCHER, by ROBERT FRANCIS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: His art is eccentricity, his aim
Subject(s): Baseball; Language; Men; Sports; Words; Vocabulary


PITTSBURGH, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: It's fifteen years since pittsburgh town
Last Line: They'll realize their dream!
Subject(s): Baseball; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Sports; Victory


PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, by ELLEN BRYANT VOIGT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the front yard, my father and his son
Subject(s): Fathers & Sons; Baseball


PLAY BALL!, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: Flags dance, bands bray, the gates are thrown ajar;
Last Line: "to that one crashing chorus of ""play ball!"
Subject(s): Athletes; Baseball; Sports


PLAYERS, by E. ETHELBERT MILLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When mickey mantle died
Subject(s): Baseball; Mantle, Mickey (1931-1995); Sports


POEM FOR MY FATHER, by QUINCY TROUPE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Father, it was an honor to be there, in the dugout
Last Line: Father, a harbinger, of shock waves, soon come
Subject(s): African Americans; Baseball; Fathers & Sons; Sports; Negroes; American Blacks


POP, POP, POP!, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: Pop goes the pop fly
Last Line: Pop, pop, pop!
Subject(s): Baseball; Drinks & Drinking; Sound; Sports; Wine


QUITE FREQUENTLY, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: The manager, with stony glare,
Last Line: The ozone green and blue!
Subject(s): Baseball; Leadership; Sports


RADIO WONDERS, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: The sacks were full, the babe was up--
Last Line: Be planted out in mars!
Subject(s): Baseball; Ruth, George Herman (Babe) (1895-1948); Sports


S.E., by CELIA LEIGHTON THAXTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She passes up and down life's various ways
Last Line: Makes her more precious and more wise and dear.
Subject(s): Baseball; Mothers; Sports


SANDLOT BASEBALL, by WILLIAM MATTHEWS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My eye is fine: halfway through they're double-teaming me
Alternate Author Name(s): Matthews, William Procter
Subject(s): Baseball


SHERWOOD MCGEE, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: Dusk was approaching, when the lengthy game
Last Line: Such matchless doings by one s. Magee!
Subject(s): Athletes; Baseball; Sports


SIGN FOR MY FATHER, WHO STRESSED THE BUNT, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On the rough diamond
Last Line: I'm getting a grip on the sacrifice.
Subject(s): Baseball; Fathers; Selflessness; Sports


SONG BIRD OF THE SPRING, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: You make talk about your bobolinks, and the
Last Line: But the umpire is the bird of birds, the song-bird of the spring!
Subject(s): Baseball; Birds; Sports; Spring


SQUIRE EBBETS, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: He gave the game all that he had--the game
Last Line: "when will we see one like ""the squire"" again?"
Subject(s): Baseball; Sports


STEPPING DOWN, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: Going out of the big league
Last Line: I am not yet thirty-three!
Subject(s): Athletes; Baseball; Sports; Success


TAO IN THE YANKEE STADIUM BLEACHERS, by JOHN UPDIKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Distance brings proportion. From here
Last Line: Hold motionless while berra flies to left
Subject(s): Baseball; Chinese Literature; Sports


TEACHING THE SLIDER, by J.T. BARBARESE    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: In the middle of life's road, which I notice
Subject(s): Baseball


THE AMATEUR, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: He doesn't play the game for glory
Last Line: Won't even know what it is all about!
Subject(s): Baseball; Games; Ignorance; Man-woman Relationships; Sports; Recreation; Pastimes; Amusements; Dullness; Stupdity; Male-female Relations


THE BALL GAME, by ROBERT CREELEY    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: The one damn time (7th inning)
Subject(s): Baseball


THE BASE STEALER, by ROBERT FRANCIS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Poised between going on and back, pulled
Subject(s): Baseball; Sports


THE BASEBALL PLAYERS, by DONALD HALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Against the bright
Subject(s): Baseball; Sports


THE BIG GAME--HERE AND OVER THERE, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: Stands are packed and bleachers crowded
Last Line: "shall call ""safe"" ere evening falls!"
Variant Title(s): The Big Game-here And Over There
Subject(s): Baseball; Soldiers; Sports; War; World War I; First World War


THE BOY ON FIRST, by DOUGLAS MALLOCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Forgive me, folks, if I am proud
Last Line: Your dad is proud of every day.
Subject(s): Baseball; Sports


THE BOYS OF SUMMER, by E. ETHELBERT MILLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Carlton, patrick and I
Subject(s): Baseball


THE BULLPEN PITCHER, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: The beaver and the busy bee
Last Line: A bullpen pitcher—that is all!
Subject(s): Baseball; Labor & Laborers; Sports; Work; Workers


THE CATCHER, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: Like a rhinoceros, in style and grace
Last Line: And he holds on—the mainstay of the team!
Variant Title(s): The Old Catcher
Subject(s): Aging; Athletes; Baseball; Sports


THE CHAMPION'S BAT, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: Heavy and thick and long
Last Line: Where is the champion now?
Subject(s): Athletes; Baseball; Sports


THE COMEBACK, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: He made a rep in the minors, and he thought
Last Line: "(and it's cost you a lot of money) that at last you are wanting me!"
Subject(s): Athletes; Baseball; Conceit; Money; Sports


THE DEACON, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: The deacon wandered forth one day and saw a
Last Line: He now stands for good, clean ball games, even on the sabbath day!
Subject(s): Baseball; Clergy; Sabbath; Sports; Temptation; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Sunday


THE DUMB BELLE, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: What cares the dumb belle for the baseball game?
Last Line: And yet, you simp, you'll take her there again!
Subject(s): Baseball; Ignorance; Sports; Women; Dullness; Stupdity


THE FAN, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: He's out there, freezing on the chilly bleachers
Last Line: Where would be this good old game of ball?
Subject(s): Baseball; Sports; Sports - Arenas And Stadia


THE FAN BLUES, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: They say that the winter is gentle and mild
Last Line: Oh, misery!
Subject(s): Baseball; Grief; Sports; Sorrow; Sadness


THE HUMMER, by WILLIAM MATTHEWS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: First he drew a strike zone
Alternate Author Name(s): Matthews, William Procter
Subject(s): Baseball; Sports


THE LOSING HABIT, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: When you get the losing habit, it is hard, so
Last Line: When that losing habit lingers grimly by your side!
Subject(s): Baseball; Habits; Sports


THE MANAGER, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: When all goes wrong, and when your dear old club
Last Line: To give the manager your loud applause?
Subject(s): Baseball; Leadership; Sports


THE NIGHT GAME, by ROBERT PINSKY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Some of us believe
Subject(s): Baseball; Fasts & Feasts; Ford, Edward ('whitey'); Jews; Koufax, Sandy; Sports; Worship; Yom Kippur; Judaism


THE NO-HIT GAME, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: Round after round they were falling, nobody
Last Line: "yet they kept on repeating, ""that bird ain't got a darned thing!"
Subject(s): Athletes; Baseball; Sports


THE OFFICIAL SCORER, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: He sits down in the press-box, knowing well
Last Line: Is general derision and the razz!
Subject(s): Anger; Baseball; Labor & Laborers; Sports; Work; Workers


THE OLD CATCHER, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: The aged catcher dons his mask-
Last Line: The backbone of the team!
Subject(s): Athletes; Baseball; Old Age; Sports


THE OLD PITCHER, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: He hobbles lamely from the bench
Last Line: Those boys with iron hand!
Subject(s): Athletes; Baseball; Knowledge; Old Age; Sports


THE OLD-TIMER, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: Show me a catcher like ewing--
Last Line: "about ""the advance of the game""!"
Subject(s): Athletes; Baseball; Sports; Success


THE ORIGIN OF BASEBALL, by KENNETH PATCHEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Someone had been walking in and out
Subject(s): Anger; Baseball; Sports


THE PITCHER, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: The pitcher stands upon the hill, his pose is won-
Last Line: "aw take him out! For mikes' sake, take him out!"
Subject(s): Athletes; Baseball; Failure; Sports


THE ROUNDHOUSE VOICES, by DAVE SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In full glare of sunlight I came here, man-tall but thin
Subject(s): Baseball; Railroads; Sports; Railways; Trains


THE RUBAIYAT OF BASEBALL, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: The spring approaches, and each eager fan
Last Line: "the season's coming—""and the game's still there!"
Variant Title(s): The Rubaiyat Of Battle
Subject(s): Baseball; Sports


THE SCOUT, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: He ranges in the little, scrubby circuits
Last Line: And he does that—he fires the luckless scout!
Subject(s): Baseball; Scouting & Scouts; Sports


THE SOUTHPAW, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: They kid him and they razz him, and the fans
Last Line: And yet—somehow—the southpaws often win!
Subject(s): Athletes; Baseball; Sports


THE STADIUM, by WILLIAM HEYEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The stadium is filled, / for this is the third night the moon
Subject(s): Baseball; Sports


TO ALEXANDER THE GREAT, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: No more he walks across the field
Last Line: When he comes home again!
Subject(s): Alexander, Grover Cleveland (1887-1950); Athletes; Baseball; Soldiers; Sports; World War I; First World War


TO OUR CAPTAIN (ON THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN ANSON), by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: They have waited--waited yonder for their captain of the past
Last Line: Such was the towering commander—such was the captain we knew!
Subject(s): Anson, Adrian (Cap) (1852-1922); Baseball; Leadership; Past; Sports


TO SATCH, by SAMUEL ALLEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sometimes I feel like I will never stop
Alternate Author Name(s): Vesey, Paul
Subject(s): Paige, Stachel (1906-1982); Baseball


TOO MUCH COUE, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: The pitcher stood upon the mound
Last Line: And then the maddened umpire spoke—and gave them both the gate!
Subject(s): Athletes; Baseball; Failure; Sports


VERS LIBRE OF BASEBALL, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: The veteran stands forth and swings a bat
Last Line: "get outa here!"
Subject(s): Athletes; Baseball; Competition; Sports


WALTER JOHNSON, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: He may not have the arm of old--
Last Line: It's still darned hard to hit him!
Subject(s): Athletes; Baseball; Johnson, Walter (1887-1946); Sports


WASTED ENERGY, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: The new-come pitcher, tall and strong
Last Line: That he was deaf and dumb!
Subject(s): Athletes; Baseball; Deafness; Sports


WATCHFUL WAITING, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: Nothing to do but sit around--
Last Line: Muster their clans in the south!
Subject(s): Baseball; Longing; Sports; Waiting; Winter


WE MILDLY WONDER, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: Sometimes we wonder why the timely hit
Last Line: —omar kayenne.
Subject(s): Baseball; Sports


WHEN FATHER PLAYED BASEBALL, by EDGAR ALBERT GUEST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The smell of arnica is strong
Last Line: The day he played baseball.
Alternate Author Name(s): Guest, Eddie
Subject(s): Baseball; Fathers & Sons; Sports


WHICH ONE ARE YOU?, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: The pessimist sits glumly in the stand
Last Line: And, if we don't—we'll surely win to-morrow!
Subject(s): Baseball; Hope; Pain; Pessimism; Sports; Optimism; Suffering; Misery


WITHOUT YOU, LOVE, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: Without you, love, my life is but a void--
Last Line: Since I broke you in two, my favorite bat!
Subject(s): Baseball; Love - Materialism; Sports


WOMEN, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: If you take them to the ball game
Last Line: The contradictory fish!
Subject(s): Baseball; Contrariness; Man-woman Relationships; Sports; Women; Male-female Relations