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"BASEBALL" by Tom Zart

Postby Tom Zart » Sun Mar 05, 2006 9:37 pm

by Tom Zart

A game called prison ball was enjoyed in France,
while English boys played rounder in short pants.
Town ball was the game that Americans played,
While friends and family watched from the shade.

American baseball became alive,
With Cartwright's rules of 1845.
Civil War soldiers played be behind the lines,
To help pass time and soothe troubled minds.

Professional baseball got its start,
When the National League performed its part.
Soon after fans would pay to see the games
As the players traveled by boats and trains.

From April to October, players play.
Half the time at home and half away.
By thirty, it's time for most to retire,
Before they're consumed by game time desire.

Tom Zart
Author of
Love, War And More
Published by
Publish America
2005 All Rights Reserved
Tom Zart

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