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Pacific Coast League in 1930 with Ernest Thayer's baseball poem screened on top
Keith Chaffee, June 03, 2019

Ernest Thayer's baseball poem "Casey at the Bat" was first published on June 3, 1888, in the San Francisco Examiner.


Baseball player
Christa Deitrick, April 14, 2017

April is National Poetry Month, and it's also the month that Major League Baseball kicks off a brand-new season. What better way to celebrate than by combining the two?


Babe Ruth
Kelly Wallace, September 30, 2014

On this date in 1927, Babe Ruth hit his 60th home run of the year, breaking his own record of 59 set in 1921 and setting a mark that would last until Roger Maris hit 61 in 1961. He hit it off Tom Zachary, a 31-year-old left-hander pitching for the Washington Senators.


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