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Ernest Lawrence Thayer Biography | Poet

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Ernest Lawrence Thayer (August 14, 1863 – August 21, 1940) was an American writer and poet who wrote " Casey at the Bat ," "the single most famous baseball poem ever written" according to the Baseball Almanac, and "the nation ’s best-known piece of comic verse —a ballad that began a native legend as colorful and permanent as that of Johnny Appleseed or Paul Bunyan ."