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Line-up For Yesterday
Can you name the Players (and Manager, Fan, and Place) in Ogden Nash's Poem Line-up For Yesterday (An ABC of Baseball?
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Click the green button to start and enter the correct answers below
A blank in the stanza column means that there is a word that contains part or all of the player's name and has been left out.
A is for _____, the great _____; more goose eggs he pitched, than a popular gander
B is for _____, back of the plate; the Cubs were his love, and McGraw was his hate
C is for _____, who grew spikes and not corn, and made all the basemen, wish they weren't born
D is for _____, the grammatical _____, when they asked, Who's the tops?, said correctly, I is
E is for _____, his jaw in advance; never afraid, to tinker with chance
F is for Fordham, and _____ and _____, I wish he were back, with the Giants, I wish
G is for _____, the Pride of the Stadium, his record pure gold, his courage, pure radium
H is for _____; when pitching to _____, the pitcher would pitch, then the pitcher would dodge
I is for _____, not a hard-sitting man, but an outstanding all-time, incurable fan
J is for _____, the Big Train in his prime, was so fast he could throw, three strikes at a time
K is for _____, as fresh as green paint, the fustest and mostest, to hit where they ain't
L is _____, whom Clevelanders love, _____ himself, with glue in his glove
M is for _____, who carried a charm, in the form of an extra, brain in his arm
N is for _____, _____ favorite kin. If you ask him how he's here, he talked himself in
O is for _____, of the restless right foot, when he leaned on the pellet, the pellet stayed put
P is for _____, the arm of the A's, when he tangled with Matty; it lasted for days
Q is Don Quixote, _____ _____; neither Yankees nor years, can halt his attack
R is for _____. To tell you the truth, there's nothing more to be said, just R is for _____
S is for _____, swift center-field tender; when the ball saw him coming, it yelled, 'I surrender'
T is for _____, the giant from Memphis, whose 400 average, you can't overemphis
U would be _____, if _____ were a cockney, we say _____ and baseball, like football and Rockne
V is for _____, the Dodgers' own _____, none of his rivals, could throw as fast as he
W, _____, the bowlegged beauty, short was closed for all traffic, with _____ on duty
X of the first, of two x's in _____, who was right behind Ruth, with his powerful soxx
Y is for _____, the magnificent _____, people batted against him, but I never knew why
Z is for _____, the summit of fame. These men are up there, these men are the game
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