There was a man who did “play ball”
Aft all the years most still recall
An icon who did make this game
The key to his unending fame.
A humble man of wit and length
So lank and lean and full of strength
A simple man and faithful too
The game seemed to be what he knew.
He gave his all it cost his life
Thank God he chose the proper wife
Tis sad that heroes oft die young
Long fore their praises will be sung !