April: Opening Day

Celebrate the season with the classic “Casey at the Bat” poem and some antique illustrations of baseball from days gone by.

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Listen to "Casey at the Bat" on Lit2Go

In this 1888 poem by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, the Mudville Nine’s star player is their only hope for winning the game. From the Lit2Go website Duration: 3 minutes, 41 seconds.

PDF of "Casey at the Bat"

Two-page PDF of “Casey at the Bat.” Reading level: 5.3. Word count: 625.