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.