Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Annotated Casey at the Bat” as Want to Read:
Blank 133x176
The Annotated Casey at...
 
by
Martin Gardner
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Annotated Casey at the Bat

3.27  ·  Rating Details ·  11 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
s/t: A Collection of Ballads about the Mighty Casey
Entertaining tribute to the immortal slugger tells the story behind one of America’s best-loved poems. Includes introductory material on author Ernest L. Thayer, complete original version of poem and a profusion of amusing sequels and parodies, among them Casey’s Revenge, by Grantland Rice, Why Casey Whiffed, by Don Fairba
...more
Paperback, 219 pages
Published March 1st 1984 by University of Chicago Press (first published January 1st 1967)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Annotated Casey at the Bat, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Annotated Casey at the Bat

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-23)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Peter
Apr 05, 2015 Peter rated it liked it
Quirky book that presents Ernest Thayer's immortal comic poem and numerous examples of the remarkably large number of derivative poems it inspired. Most of the latter are repetitive and mediocre - I wish that later writers had done something more creative with the Casey story, as Ray Bradbury did. I also wanted more background on Thayer, one of literature's greatest one-hit wonders.
Tom Willeford
Feb 10, 2014 Tom Willeford rated it really liked it
Shelves: sports
Fantastic collection of Ernest Lawrence Thayer's--and others' --versions of the beloved baseball poem.
Matt
Dec 28, 2013 Matt rated it it was ok
Well, that was... something. Informative? Baseball-y?

[2.5 stars for being a part of sports history, maybe?]
Kirk
Kirk rated it really liked it
Nov 03, 2012
Bob
Bob rated it really liked it
Mar 12, 2015
Shannon Lovejoy
Shannon Lovejoy rated it liked it
Jul 19, 2015
Noah
Noah rated it liked it
Jan 07, 2011
Aaron
Aaron rated it liked it
Oct 26, 2014
Ron Kaplan
Jun 22, 2010 Ron Kaplan rated it it was amazing
poetry,Casey at the Bat
Tobias
Tobias rated it liked it
Mar 21, 2012
Dan
Dan added it
Aug 28, 2008
Moira Russell
Moira Russell marked it as to-read
Apr 08, 2011
Caleb
Caleb marked it as to-read
Dec 08, 2012
Day Littrell
Day Littrell marked it as to-read
Jan 13, 2013
Patrick Sienko
Patrick Sienko marked it as to-read
Feb 24, 2015
Flax
Flax added it
Sep 21, 2015
Typographic Man
Typographic Man marked it as to-read
Mar 05, 2016
A.soorianarayanan
A.soorianarayanan marked it as to-read
Mar 20, 2016
Gmccs
Gmccs added it
Sep 09, 2016
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
7105
Martin Gardner was an American mathematics and science writer specializing in recreational mathematics, but with interests encompassing micromagic, stage magic, literature (especially the writings of Lewis Carroll), philosophy, scientific skepticism, and religion. He wrote the Mathematical Games column in Scientific American from 1956 to 1981, and published over 70 books.
More about Martin Gardner...

Share This Book