Right Off The Bat cover

Right Off The Bat

William F. Kirk (1877-1927)

1. John Bourbon, Pitcher - Sunday Baseball - The Big League - The Ballad of the Minor Leaguer - Ballad of a Substitute - The Pitcher's Soliloquy - Casey on a Bat - Blessed be Baseball
2. Raymond's Ride - Four Conversations - "Inside" Baseball - The Difference - Cricket and Baseball - The League of Long Ago - The Longest Hit on Record
3. The Umpire's Home - The Longest Hit on Record - "Yellow" - The Umpire - "Choosing Sides" - Ode To a Georgia Gent - Life and Baseball - What Happened To Hilo - I Was With Clarke
4. "Home Folks" - The Outfielder's Dream - To The Lady Bugs - The Law Of Averages - A Converted Rooter - Polo In Arizona - The Laddies' League - The $11,000 Beauty - The Lay of the New York Fan - The Old Rooter - "If"

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    Summary

    A Book of Baseball Ballads covering all aspects of our wonderful past-time. The ballads may seem out of date given some reference to drinking, smoking, and gambling. But anyone who knows history knows that these players were working men without million dollar contracts and players unions. This is baseball in its true raw form showing people who were paid next to nothing and loved the game.