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Rated: E · Poetry · Action/Adventure · #2239330
A poem about baseball stars of the 50s and 60s


A is for Aaron

Indomitable Hank,

More home runs he hit

Than the beer-bellied Yank.


B is for Banks,

Not for money or fame,

Said, "let's play two"

For the love of the game.


C is for Campanella

Wherever bums roam,

Campy's forever

guarding their home.


D is for Duke,

Sir Edwin Snider,

A Giant killer

And a Yankee fighter.


E is for Matthews

I give you my word,

None were there better,

Or Braver on third.


F is for Ford

Not one of the mighty,

Just a little winner

Was Whitey.


G is for God,

Who, for all of His might,

Is lucky to have

Clemente in right.


H is for Howard,

Got a pitch he could drill

And Frank hit the ball

Over Capital Hill.


I is for me

Not a hard-hitting man,

But an all-time incurable

Ogden Nash fan.


J is for Jackie,

Black baseball machine,

More daring a player

The world's never seen.


K is for Koufax,

Threw batters a curve;

Then threw them a fastball.

Well, that's what they heard.


L is for Larson

The perfect game.

No runs and no hits,

And a lifetime of fame.


M is for Musial,

Mays, Mantle and Maris;

Rog hit 61

And was kinda embarrassed.


N is for Nellie,

Not the old nag;

But the sky little Fox

Of the second base bag.


O is Oliva,

The sweet-swinging Twin

The Cities say, eh

The Hall he ain't in


P is for Podres,

Who heard the Bronx cheer

But in '55 said

This is next year.


Q for the quotes

we got from old Casey;

Witty, wise,

And a little spacey.


R is for Roberts,

A sure sign of spring,

When the Phillies flew in

On Robin's right wing.


S is for Spahn

Who got a big kick

By throwing the curve

And swinging the stick


T is for Thompson,

Giant flag unfurled,

He fired the shot

Heard round the world.


U is for Uueker

Of dubious fame;

It's not how he played,

But he talked a good game.


V for Versalles,

No second banana,

He ran all the way

From the port of Havana.


W is Williams,

The Splendid Splinter,

Made pitchers wish

Summer was winter.


X is for the spot

Where DiMaggio signed

A 100 G deal,

The first of its kind.


Y is for Yogi,

New York, New York

Sent Berra to bat

And popped the cork.


Z is for Zimmer,

A gamer was Don,

Took one for the team

With no helmet on.









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