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Best Baseball Poems

Below are the all-time best Baseball poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of baseball poems written by PoetrySoup members

Baseball Card
And there you were - 
blue cap and jersey, white pants
bat held high above the shoulder
cocked and ready to swat one out
in that perfect stance...

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Categories: baseball, son,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Baseball in Heaven
A young boy that loved the game
Would always practice and never rest
Because he always wished someday 
To play with the very best

Dad and son played...

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Categories: angel, baseball, heaven,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Baseball
To see the game, you have to plan
It takes some time you see
This is for all the die-hard fans
You'll need a strategy

To stand in line...

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Categories: baseball, fun,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member One Man One Cap and a Baseball Bat
He was known as Joltin John
With his baseball bat and his cap upon

He played the game with vigour and speed
Many a supporter said he was...

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Categories: baseball,
Form: Couplet
Remember Me
Remember me...

A  fresh sweet scent

of  last gardenia

on yesterday's linen sheets

Remember me...

A cherry bud

in your backyard orchard

revealing  first pink shades

in once upon a...

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Categories: baseball, basketball, blue,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member The Old Ball Game
When I was a child,
summer at my Aunt Joanne’s
meant staying out as late as it took the sun to set!
And mostly with my cousin Chris,

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Categories: baseball,
Form: Prose
Premium Member October, When the Leaves Intensify
October, when the leaves intensify -
colored explosions: orange, yellow, red,
breezes to temper summer's heat draw nigh.

There's one last month of days with lightened sky
before our...

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© John Watt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: baseball, october,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member Play Ball
I have attempted to capture my favorite major league baseball players in this little shape poem of home plate. Included are (in no particular order):


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© John Watt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: baseball,
Form: Shape
Premium Member The Ballpark
The dream of every Little Leaguer
in our town was to play in The Ballpark.
The Ballpark was the diamond 
where all the Major League games were...

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© Bill Baker  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: baseball, childhood, dream, emotions,
Form: Free verse
While You Sleep
While you sleep I tell you all of the things I keep inside throughout day.
Now that you can hear but not listen I find them...

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Categories: baseball, absence, abuse, addiction, adventure,
Form: Lyric
Coach Dad--Collaboration with Tim Smith
Coach Dad

It is a magic time when a child ventures
Into the world, spreading wings,
Beginning the oft painful process
of moving from the nest to the sky.


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Categories: baseball, children, growing up,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Outfield Boy
The outfield boy stands waiting all alone,
playing the game that many children love.
From the pitcher’s mound, a ball has been thrown.
The outfield boy stands waiting...

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Categories: baseball, boy,
Form: Triolet
Premium Member Depression
Fighting Depression
We’ll defeat this enemy
We’ll soar like eagles

Edward J. Ebbs - 09/27/14...

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Categories: baseball, depression,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member I am a Fat Oriole
I am a fat oriole from Baltimore
With baseball cap and baseball mitt
I became a star cause well I could really hit
Made my money, to build...

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Categories: baseball, funny, humorous,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member The Hourglass of Time
As I contemplate life
Through thick lenses glasses of the whiskey bottle
Is there life?
What is life, what is the lie, or even the truth?
Or is there...

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Categories: baseball, beautiful, childhood, christmas,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Sandlot World Series
Some walked, others biked
As we gathered at the park
There was Jimmy, Peewee
Ricky, Billy and Mark
Neighborhood boys
From blocks around, they'd descend
For the Sandlot World Series
It was...

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Categories: baseball, friendship,
Form: Rhyme
MLB Begins
Preseason Baseball
is now underway
oh what fun it is
watching baseball played

the grapefruit league
the cactus league
in Florida

who'll make team
and who won't
get in shape

for real


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Categories: baseball,
Form: Diminished Hexaverse
The Strikeout
Standing at the plate there is no doubt
The pitcher is determined to strike me out
He squints to see the catcher's glove
Then spins and swings his...

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Categories: baseball, childhood,
Form: Rhyme
Rowntree Park

I have found green here
bordered by white lines
that meet then veer off
into infinity, perfect symmetry,
peppered by flashing yellow dandelions.
These, and more, colours
I have found...

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Categories: allegory, baseball,
Form: Free verse
Haiku for an Apple Mac
This gray Apple Mac,
is it true that i use it,
or does it use me?...

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Categories: allegory, appreciation, baseball, basketball,
Form: Haiku
The Redline
My room at the Hyatt 
Smelled like my ex-wife
She didn't have oodles of class
Or wasn't overly fancy
So, it must be that aroma of 
Almost masking...

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Categories: baseball, chicago, humorous, sports,
Form: Free verse
George Theodore
This man was affectionately nicknamed “The Stork”.
He played only two seasons with the Mets from New York.
George was a native of Salt Lake City.
His major...

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Categories: baseball, dedication, tribute,
Form: Rhyme
A Sonnet To Growing Older
A Sonnet To Growing Older

My heart now speaks to me of ageless things
 Of solitary walks down country lanes
 Of quilted calico with simpler schemes

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Categories: baseball, absence, america, animal, anxiety,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Playing Ball

I reached in to pull out my all playing ball …
without alcohol

Head up, I breathed brave and stepped up to the plate …
felt like dodge...

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Categories: adventure, baseball, fun, games,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member CAN I
Can I Be:

The lyrics in your song? 
the words of your poem? 
the paint on your canvas? 
the script for your movie? 
the groove in...

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© Alexis Y.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: baseball, love,
Form: Free verse