Literature Quiz / Babe at the Bat: A Literary Baseball Quiz

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Can you either answer each baseball-related trivia question or complete each line from 'Casey at the Bat' to create a parody of the aforementioned Thayer poem?

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Stanza 10
The Yankees are headquartered in what New York City borough?
With a smile of Christian ____ great Casey's visage shone;
In what World Series (year) did Babe Ruth 'call his shot?'
he stilled the rising tumult; he bade the ____ go on;
How many red double-stitches are on a standard baseball?
he signaled to the pitcher, and once more the ____ flew;
What is the count called when a batter has 3 balls and 2 strikes?
but Casey still ____ it, and the umpire said: 'Strike two.'
Stanza 11
'Holy Cow!' is the title of the autobiography by what Cubs announcer?
'Fraud!' cried the maddened thousands, and ____ answered fraud;
What was Babe Ruth's real first name?
but one ____ look from Casey and the audience was awed.
In what US city do MLB's Cubs play?
They saw his face grow stern and cold, they saw his ____ strain,
Billy Joel's 'We Didn't Start the Fire' mentions what 'Joltin'' player?
and they ____ that Casey wouldn't let that ball go by again.
Stanza 12
'Take Me Out to the Ballgame' is usually sung during what inning?
The ____ is gone from Casey's lip, his teeth are clenched in hate;
What shortstop died 12 hours after being hit in the head by a pitch?
he pounds with cruel ____ his bat upon the plate.
Who was the first Major League player to pitch a ball over 100 mph?
And now the pitcher ____ the ball, and now he lets it go,
POTUS George W. Bush was a managing partner for what AL West team?
and now the air is ____ by the force of Casey's blow.
Stanza 13
In 1939, who became the first player to have their number retired?
Oh, somewhere in this ____ land the sun is shining bright;
What oldest MLB park hosted its first game in 1912, after 2 rain delays?
the ____ is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light,
Jackie Robinson broke MLB's color barrier by starting for what team?
and somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere ____ shout;
What is the name for a home run hit with the bases loaded?
but there is no joy in ____ — mighty Casey has struck out.
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