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Famous Ballpark Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Ballpark poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous ballpark poems. These examples illustrate what a famous ballpark poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Kunitz, Stanley

On my way home from school
up tribal Providence Hill
past the Academy ballpark
where I could never hope to play
I scuffed in the drainage ditch
among the sodden seethe of leaves
hunting for perfect stones
rolled out of glacial time
into my pitcher’s hand;
then sprinted lickety-
split on my magic Keds
from a crouching start,
scarcely touching the ground
with my flying skin
as I poured it on
for the prize of the mastery
over tha...Read More

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