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Right Off The Bat

Right Off The Bat by William F. Kirk
By: (1877-1927)

A Book of Baseball Ballads covering all aspects of our wonderful past-time. The ballads may seem out of date given some reference to drinking, smoking, and gambling. But anyone who knows history knows that these players were working men without million dollar contracts and players unions. This is baseball in its true raw form showing people who were paid next to nothing and loved the game.

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RIGHT OFF THE BAT BASEBALL BALLADS

By WILLIAM F. KIRK

ILLUSTRATIONS BY H. B. MARTIN

G. W. DILLINGHAM COMPANY PUBLISHERS NEW YORK

(These verses originally appeared in the New York Evening Journal, and are here reprinted through the courtesy of the National News Association.)

COPYRIGHT, 1910 1911, BY NATIONAL NEWS ASSOCIATION

COPYRIGHT, 1911, BY G. W. DILLINGHAM COMPANY

Right Off The Bat

TO JOHN J. McGRAW THE SCHOOLMASTER OF BASEBALL

CONTENTS

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John Bourbon, Pitcher 7

Sunday Baseball 9

The Big League 11

The Ballad of the Minor Leaguer 13

Ballade of a Substitute 15

Casey on a Bat 17

The Pitcher's Soliloquy 19

Blessed Be Baseball 21

Raymond's Ride 23

Four Conversations 25

"Inside" Baseball 27

The Difference 29

Cricket and Baseball 31

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