Baseball Poetry

A Little League Monday Night, Steve Cutchen

He is Just A Little Boy

The Ballpark, Brian Frisch

Ron Salisbury

The Invisible String

Cody Greene

Robert Francis

The Pitcher

The Base Stealer


Casey at the Bat

Thatcher on the Hill

Casey's Revenge

Casey -- Twenty Years Later

Casey at the Pen

O Holy Cow! The Selected Verse of Phil Rizzuto edited by Tom Peyer and Hart Seely.

Hero or the Goat

Poem No. 61

Prayer for the Captain

Reversal of Opinion

That Sweet Diamond : Baseball Poems by Paul B. Janeczko, Carole Katchen (Illustrator)

Before the Game

Prayer for the Umpires

The Pitcher

A Curse Upon the Pitcher


Catcher Sings the Blues

The Batter

Foul Ball


The Infield

Double Play

How to Spit


Things To Do in a Rain Delay


Center Fielder

Play at the Plate

Section 7, Row 1, Seat 3

After the Game

Anthem of Baseball Nicknames

National Pastime

Covering All The Bases

Ode to a Coach

Baseball in Heaven, R.S.S. Andersen 1998 (abridged)

The Green Fields Of The Mind, A. Bartlett Giamatti

The Summer Game, Roger Angell

The Old-Fashioned Batter, George E. Phair

Alone at the Plate, from the book You Can Teach Hitting by Dusty Baker

Mother, May I Slug the Umpire?

To An Athlete Dying Young, A. E. Houseman