Thayer at the stoop

February 25, 2011 · 1 comment

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.”

Rocco Canale, with Colizzi Memorials, uses a stencil to place a marker on the steps of 3 Jackson Terrace in Lawrence, where Ernest Thayer, who wrote "Casey at the Bat" was born. Photo by Angie Beaulieu/

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  • Anonymous

    I have it in my library, but I must admit I have not read it…yet.

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