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Originally published in the December 1998 Juniper Berry Magazine

Baseball – The American Dream

Babe Ruth was the king of swat

Cy Young won twenty games a lot

Ted was the last of the .400 hitters Gaylord Perry threw the wettest spitters

Ricky Henderson stole the most bases

Leo Durocher a man of many faces

Don Larsen pitched the perfect game

Pete Rose in the the Hall of Shame

Bobby Thompson could have

run for Mayor

Joe D. was the perfect player

There were not many like Stan the Man

You loved him though you were

a Dodger fan

Some say Cobb was the greatest

But Big Mac and Sosa are the latest

McLain was the last to win thirty

Spitting on the ump... man that's dirty

Mel Allen and Red Barber did the

play by play

They were the best in their hey day

Red for the Dodgers, Mel for the Yanks

And lets not forget 'ol Ernie Banks

I haven't mentioned Mickey or Willy

And if I left out Aaron I'd look kind

of silly

Berra and Maris need I say any more

But it was Jackie Robinson who opened the door

Roberto Clemente met with disaster

At playing ball he was a master

This game of baseball is the

American dream

No matter which is your favorite team

So go on out and bring your kids

and wife

You'll all have the time of your life

Home Run Fever

by Vincent Branigan

Baseball fans have home run fever

Big Mac and Sosa made them

a believer

Sixty two was the magic number

And these two guys swing a lot

of lumber

They both passed Ruth and Maris

And had people talking from

New York to Paris

Baseball needed this shot in the arm

With not much talent down on the farm

This race was getting so much closer

Big Mac just about leading Sosa

It was so exciting to hear the news

But it was too bad someone had to lose

One would win and get all the glory

The other will be just part of the story

Though both were great to tell the truth

Together they couldn't fill the shoes

of 'ol Babe Ruth.