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Celebrate 135th Anniversary of Famous Poem Written in Worcester

By Tom Marino | May 31, 2023
Last Updated: May 31, 2023

WORCESTER – Celebrate the 135th anniversary of the best-known poem in the history of baseball at the Worcester Historical Museum on Friday, June 2, and Saturday, June 3. Ernest Thayer wrote Casey at the Bat,” in 1886, at 67 Chatham St. in Worcester.

“Casey at the Bat” first appeared in print in the San Francisco Examiner on June 3, 1888.

On Friday, June 2, “Talk of the Commonwealth” host Hank Stolz will read “Casey at the Bat” at the Worcester Bravehearts game at Fitton Field on the campus of Holy Cross College.

On Saturday, June 3, the Worcester Historical Museum hosts a reinterpretation of the poem. Attendees are encouraged to wear baseball uniforms, both new and old.

Image Credit: John Phelan, Worcester Historical Museum, Worcester MA, CC BY 3.0

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