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 1927 version, Wallace Beery plays Casey.

Casey at the Bat (1927) Action, Comedy, Sport | 68min | 8 March 1927 (USA) 6.7
Director: Monte BriceWriter: Hector Turnbull, Monte BriceStars: Wallace Beery, Zasu Pitts, Ford SterlingSummary: Casey is a slovenly junk man in a turn of the twentieth century hick town who has a remarkable ability to play baseball. An unscrupulous New York scout signs him up, so Casey and his equally dishonest manager go to the big leagues. Eventually, the scout and manager conspire to get him drunk and bet against him for a crucial game with the pennant at stake.


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