Times-Picayune (NOLA) 26 April 1896 with "Phinny" Thayer authorship

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Times-Picayune (NOLA) 26 April 1896 with "Phinny" Thayer authorship - sadder would He sent name asked to Indorsement...
sadder would He sent name asked to Indorsement how not that for York 'Mark Republicans whit CASEY AT THE BAT. (A Rooter has Renaested thm phuh of this Daisy Recitation.) It looked extremely rocky for the Boston nine that day: The score stood two to four, with bos aa inning :erx to piay. So when Cooney died at second, and Burrows did the same. A pallor wreathed the fea tores of the patrons A straggling few got ap to go, leaving there the rest. With that hope which springs eternal within the human breast; For they though t, "If only Casey could get a whack at that." They'd pat np even, money now, with Casey at the bat. ? But Flynn preceded Casey, and likewise so did Blake, And the former was a puddln, and the latter was a fake; So oa that atrickea multitude a deathlike sllet.ee sat. For there seemed bat little chance of Casey's getting to the bat. Bat Flynn. let drive e "singis," to the wonderment of all, . And the much -despised Blskey "tore the cover off the ball;" And when the dnat had lifted, and they saw what had occurred. There was Blakey amis at seeoBd, aad Flynn a-heggia' third 1 Then from the gladdened multltudo went up a Joyous yell. It rumbled In the mountaintops. It rattled la the dell; It struck upon the bills! dea, and rebounded on the fiat; For Casey, mighty Casey, waa advancing ts the batt There waa ease la Casey's manner aa be stepped Into hla place. There waa pride la Casey's bearing and a smile oa Casey 'a face; And when responding to the cheers he lightly doffed bia hat. No arranger In the crowd could doubt 'twas ( Ten thousand eyes were on him ss he rubbed hla hands with dirt. Five thoasrjid tongues applauded) whea he wiped them on bis ablrt; Then when the writhing pitcher ground the ball into his hip Defiance glanced in Casey's eye, a sneer curled Casey's lip. Aad sow the leather-covered sphere came hurtling through the air. An' Casey stood a-watohlng M la haughty grandeur there; Close by the sturdy batsman the ball on heed- C4s afp?l "That ain't my style." said Casey. "Strike one," the. umpire said. . From the benches, black with people, there went op a muffled roar Like the beating of storm waves on the stem and distant shore; "Kill him! kill the umpire I" shouted some one on the stand. And it's likely they'd have killed him had not Casey raised his hand. " With a smile of Christian charity grea Caaey's visage ahofe; He a tilled the rising tumult, he name the game go on; He signaled to the pitcher, and eeee mere the spheroid flew. Bat Casey still Ignored it, and the umpire aald "Strike two." "Frsud!" cried the maddened thousands, and tne ecno wiBwam w But one scornful look from Casey aad the They saw bis face grow stern and cold, they atw his mtscles strain, - And they knew that Casey wouldn't let the nau go The sneer Is gone from Casey's Ups. his teeth are cieacnea is saw, : He poends with cruel vengeance his bat upon lie plate; Aad now the pitcher holds the hall aad now he lets it re. - And now the air is scattered by the force of Caaey's blow. .. Oh. somewhere In this favored land the sea Is shining bright. And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere hearts are liaht: And uorewbtro men are laoghlng, and scme- wneri eriximi snoot. Bat there la no Joy la Boston; mighty Casey has struck out. ("Phdnny" Thajer. The is there-la of or wa ' It One city. For mm . r

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  1. The Times-Picayune,
  2. 26 Apr 1896, Sun,
  3. Page 23

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