In the June 3, 1888 issue of The Examiner, Ernest Lawrence Thayer published the poem “Casey At The Bat” about an umpire who gets beat up by a batter after calling a strike call. In 1899, it became a 40 second Edison short. It has been remade many times over the years with the recitation of the poem, including 1899, 1913, 1916, 1922, 1927, 1946 as a Disney Cartoon, and 2005). In the 1916 version, DeWolf Hopper Sr. plays Casey.

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