Walt Whitman's baseball quote (surely not 1846!)
pds at VISI.COM
Sun Jul 11 22:34:08 UTC 2004
The Sarandon character concludes her quotation of Whitman with a quotation
of Casey Stengel: "You can look it up." Years go I took that challenge,
and finally found the passage, if I recall correctly, in Whitman's
diaries. I do not recall the date, but I think that if it had been
pre-Civil War I would have noticed. Anyway, if no one beats me to it, I'll
attempt to repeat my search when I have a chance.
At 7/11/2004 11:31 AM -0700, Dave Wilton wrote:
>The quote is in the 1988 movie "Bull Durham" (Susan Sarandon as narrator
>quotes Whitman at the end of the film), so the idea that Whitman said it is
>at least a year older than what's in Newspaperarchive.
>If Whitman actually said it, the "repair this losses" phrase suggests that
>it dates to around the end of the Civil War, ca. 1865.
Tom Kysilko Practical Data Services
pds at visi.com Saint Paul MN USA
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