‘Casey’ By joe quandt

What’s the back story on the most famous strikeout in history? What happens when heroism is reduced to nothing but a memory? Whatever became of Casey? I’ve moved the action from 1888, the date of the original poem, to 1980. And Casey is now fifty-five, a man besieged by his own past. But perhaps he’s got one more game in him…

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