the imaginative conservative logo

William F. Kirk

William F. Kirk
William F. Kirk (1877-1927) was a humorist and newspaper reporter, editor, and columnist. He published several volumes of poetry, including Right off the Bat Baseball Ballads and The Norsk Nightingale: Being the Lyrics of a "Lumberyack", and covered baseball for the American, a national publication owned by William Randolph Hearst.
0 563

When the fielder loves his record More than victory for his team Doubtful chances miss his glances For his caution is extreme. Going after every grounder Means a slip-up here and there, And in terror of an error He will choose the chances fair. Spotless records are enticing In...