The Old-Fashioned Batter

George E. Phair


How dear to my heart was the old-fashioned batter, who scattered line drives from the spring to the fall.

He did not resemble the up-to-date batter, who swings from the heels and misses the ball.

The up-to-date batter I'm not very strong for; He shatters the ozone with all of his might.

And that is the reason I hanker and long for --Those who doubled to left, and tripled to right.

The old-fashioned batter,

The eagle-eyed batter,

The thinking-mans batter,

Who tripled to right.