Poem Runs: Baseball Poems

by Douglas Florian

From warm-ups to the season’s end, this collection of fifteen poems explores... read more

From warm-ups to the season’s end, this collection of fifteen poems explores the subject of baseball from multiple perspectives. Players are represented, from pitcher (“I’m the curve-ball creator”) to hitter (“Our slugger can zing / Each pitch you may hurl. / And one other thing: / Our slugger’s a girl”), and even the baseball itself has a voice (“Stitch it. / Pitch it. / Drive it. / Ditch it. / Pound it. / Ground it. / Bounce it. / Bound it. / … Been there. / Did it”). Whether they play baseball or enjoy the role of spectator, readers can revel in this sports celebration, and perhaps be inspired to create their own ode to the game. (Ages 7–11)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2013

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