The Night Casey Was Born
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The Night Casey Was Born : The True Story Behind the Great American Ballad "Casey at the Bat"

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For the first time, John Evangelist Walsh gives the story behind the poem and its young journalist author, as well as its inaugural performance in 1888 in New York's Wallack's Theater. The Night Casey was Born is a portrait of America in the earlshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 220 pages
  • 134.6 x 205.7 x 22.9mm | 317.52g
  • Overlook Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 1585678937
  • 9781585678938

About John Walsh

JOHN EVANGELIST WALSH is the author of biographies on Robert Frost, Edgar Allan Poe, and John Keats, among others. He lives in Monroe, Wisconsin.show more

Review quote

"This history of the mighty Casey hits it out of the park." "Baltimore Sun" "A delightful book that explores the poem and its author, as well as the baseball and theater culture of the 1880s." The Los Angeles Times"show more

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14 ratings
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