Save the Date — Poet Ernest L. Thayer, whose signature piece, Casey at the Bat, has been recited for more than 100 years, will be recognized with a plaque affixed to the stoop of his former home in Lawrence, MA in a ceremony on March 19.
From the story:
Mark Schorr, executive director of the Robert Frost Foundation, said although “Casey at the Bat” was Thayer’s only poem, it made a niche for itself in both the sports and literary worlds.
“He is important because ‘Casey at the Bat’ is one of the poems that has a life of its own,” Schorr said. “There is no greater poem about baseball.”