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    Casey At The Bat: 125 Years Later

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    May 29 - August 10, 2013


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    Casey At The Bat: 125 Years Later

     “Casey at the Bat” is one of the most famous poems about baseball ever written – and it was written in Worcester! Scholars and enthusiasts have variously described it as an American classic, a masterpiece of American literature, and a national treasure. Adults and children alike have memorized, quoted, and recited it for over a century, while media outlets have re-enacted, parodied, adapted, and dissected the...

     “Casey at the Bat” is one of the most famous poems about baseball ever written – and it was written in Worcester! Scholars and enthusiasts have variously described it as an American classic, a masterpiece of American literature, and a national treasure. Adults and children alike have memorized, quoted, and recited it for over a century, while media outlets have re-enacted, parodied, adapted, and dissected the saga.

    Now 125 years after it was first published, a few questions remain. Where is Mudville? Was Ernest Thayer influenced by his Worcester roots? Why is it so popular? Most importantly, who was Casey?


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