"Casey at the Bat" --Members of the Chicago and New York Teams Entertained 15 Aug 1888
to a to a a a Members of the Chicago and ; Teams EitertaiueJ. j D. ' ' . flortpr-r. New Wolf Yrk He Delights His Audience wita a Ease Ball Version of "Prinoj Hatha- salem." Event! at the West Side Driving' Park Woodruff Gives Wj to 1 ' ' , (iil man. . - BALL PLAYERS AMUSED. New Yobx, Aug. 14. Special Telegram. De-Wolf Hopper . played the leading part ia a strictly base ball version of "Prince Methu-salom" at Wallack'a Theater to-night If tha author of the libretto bad been present he might have had some difficulty in recognizing bia own words, so freely were they interspersed . with gaga from the green diamond field. Hopper .waa in fine form, and faiily reveled La ' funny little base ball nothings. The theater was crowded. Colonel XeCauU and Hopper decided to. give tne - members of the) New York and Chicago base ball dubs a reception some time ago, and to-dav waa the time agreed upon. The lower boxes of the . theater were reserved for the base ball players and thev were filled to overflowing. All the favorite players, indading Ewing, Keefe. Welch. Anson, Pfeffer. and others were there. Hopper's song. "The . Dotlet on the L" waa hugely enjoyed, especially by the nave ball men. A tremendous floral ball, a present from tha Chicago club, was presented to Hopper at tha close of his Dotlet song. Hopper also recited a poem especially arranged for the occasion ea-titlcd "Casey at the Bat," which convulsed the audience with laughter. The base ball march and the antics ot the first second, third, and fourth bravos in the last act also -pleased tha base ball players. "CASEY AT THE BAT.