Friday, 3 June 2011

No Joy in Mudville, For over 120 years...

From the archives of the Library of Congress....

"On June 3, 1888, Ernest Thayer’s beloved poem “Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888″ was first published in the San Francisco Examiner. Though not an instant hit, the poem was republished a few months later in the New York Sun with some changes and attributed to “Anon”. The poem has proved itself to be a true American classic, as it has enjoyed countless recitations, adaptations, cartoons, parodies and more for over a century now."   See more here 

And a classic American Cartoon tells one version...
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