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Ernest Thayer

Born: Aug 14, 1863

Death: Aug 21, 1940

Birthplace: Lawrence

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Ernest Thayer

Date of Birth : Aug 14, 1863
Date of Death : Aug 21, 1940
Birth Place : Lawrence

Ernest Lawrence Thayer 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."


  • Writer
  • Poet

Also known as

  • Ernest L. Thayer


  • Rosalind Hammett
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