Overlook Press

Skip to Main Content »

Search Site

You're currently on:

Night Casey Was Born

The Night Casey Was Born

John Evangelist Walsh

Available at:
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound

Be the first to review this product

$25.00


ISBN 13: 978-1-58567-893-8
Trim Size: 6X9
Cloth
Overlook
2/1/2007

Product Description

Casey at the Bat , the legendary poem detailing the abysmal failure of a small town baseball hero, has become as much a part of American culture as baseball itself. But until now, little has been written about the circumstances surrounding its creation and its first performance in New York s Wallack s Theater in 1888.

In this incredible new slice of Americana, John Evangelist Walsh gives the story behind the poem, shaping vivid pictures of the poet, the poem s original and favorite performer, New York in the 1880s, and America in the earliest years of its love affair with baseball.

Surveying the day s great comic performers to its most legendary baseballers, from the streets of Manhattan to the zeitgeist of a young America, the story of Casey is as dramatic as the poem itself. With an amazing wealth of detail, Walsh explores the road leading to the poem s first performance and its immediate popularity. Baseball fans, theater lovers, and American history buffs alike will enjoy this dramatic tale of a culturally definitive moment The Night Casey Was Born.

"This history of the mighty Casey hits it out of the park." -Baltimore Sun

"John Evangelist Walsh, the cheerful chronicler of many odd and curious bits of American and Other history, explains it all in a delightful book that explores the poem and its author, as well As the baseball and theater culture of the 1880s." -Los Angeles Times

Product Tags

Add Your Tags:
Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.
 
Download our catalogs
Summer 2018
Winter 2018
Fall 2017
Summer 2017
Winter 2017
Summer 2016
Fall 2016
Ardis 2015
Drama 2015
PG Wodehouse

    

Newsletter

Newsletter