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And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout; But there is no joy in Mudville-mighty Casey has struck out. Those l...ines have echoed through the decades, the final stanza of a poem published pseudonymously in the June 3, 1888, issue of the San Francisco Examiner. Its author would rather have seen it forgotten. Instead, Ernest Thayers poem has taken a well-deserved place as an enduring icon of Americana. Christopher Bings magnificent version of this immortal ballad of the flailing 19th-century baseball star is rendered as though it had been newly discovered in a hundred-year-old scrapbook. Bing seamlessly weaves real and trompe loeil reproductions of artifacts-period baseball cards, tickets, advertisements, and a host of other memorabilia into the narrative to present a rich and multifaceted panorama of a bygone era. A book to be pored over by children, treasured by aficionados of the sport-and given as a gift to all ages: a tragi-comic celebration of heroism and of a golden era of sport. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 10/1/2000 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up Author: Ernest L. Thayer Publisher: Chronicle Books Dimensions: 12.24in length x 9.35in width x 0.37in height Weight: 19.52oz. Read More

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