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Baseball by Frank Dempster Sherman

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by Frank Dempster Sherman

By: Frank Dempster Sherman

Upon the level field behold
A gathering of Pleasure’s court,
To emulate the Greeks of old
In friendly rivalry and sport.

Swift from the pitcher’s hand the ball
Flies till it meets the bat, and then
Upward it scales the sky’s blue wall,
Trembles, and drops to earth again.

Then lifts a long and lusty shout
That seems to shake the very sun:
Who knows the score? Is it an “out,”
Or did the player make a “run”?

So every afternoon their play
Makes tougher muscles, redder cheeks,
And keeps our sturdy boys to-day
The rivals of the ancient Greeks.

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