In Memory of Dennis Turner, 1946-1984 A hook shot kisses the rim and hangs there, helplessly, but doesn’t drop, and for once our gangly starting center boxes out his man and times his jump perfectly, gathering the orange leather from the air like a cherished possession and spinning around to throw a strike
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|1961||Baseball and Writing||Marianne Moore|
|1959||Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio||James Wright|
|1896||To An Athlete Dying Young||A. E. Housman|
|1888||Casey at the Bat||Ernest Lawrence Thayer|
|1824||The First Olympic Ode [excerpt]|