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Getty Images, photo by Rich Pilling

Casey at the Bat Celebrates 127 Years

The poem "Casey at the Bat", is celebrating its 127th year in 2015, but the story behind the poem is political, sort of.  Ernest L. Thayer, the author of the poem,  was an editor of the Harvard Lampoon while he attended Harvard College along with William Randolph Hearst. Hearst’s father was running for the Senate in 1888 and was looking for something to promote his brand of politics, so bought the San Francisco Examiner, which he gave to his son when the election was over.

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Central Maine Sports: June 3, 2015

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The MVC Track & Field Championships, after 3 days of bad weather, was finally completed Tues. afternoon. Monmouth won the girls title, while the Lisbon boys took their 10th straight conference championships.

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Photo by Andy Capwell
Photo by Andy Capwell

Augusta Couple And Red Sox Fans Are Getting Married At Maine’s Fenway Park

Rick Louten and Heidi Ferrigan found one another online in 2008 and this July, they'll be walking down the aisle. I should say they'll be walking over the pitchers mound. These lifelong Boston Red Sox fans are having their wedding at Maine's Fenway in Oakland.

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Central Maine Sports: June 2, 2015

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The completion of the MVC track and field championships was postponed for a second time in five days because of wet weather. Lisbon will host the rest of the MVC meet Tuesday at 2 p.m., weather permitting.

Hall-Dale girls tennis beat Wiscasset in a Western C quarterfinal match.
--They host North Yarmouth Academy on Thursday in the regional semifinals.

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NHL Playoff Beards Will Have You Stanley Cup Ready

When you think of the Stanley Cup, you probably think of the gargantuan trophy. When you think of the Stanley Cup a second time, you should think about the beards sported by the men on the quest for it.

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Ben Ancheff
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Meet the 300-Pound Pitcher Who Brings the Heat

Three hundred. It’s the number of wins needed to guarantee a pitcher enshrinement in the Hall of Fame. It’s definitely not the number of pounds you expect a pitcher to be.

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Central Maine Sports: June 1, 2015

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Some of the events at the MVC Track & Field championships were forced by rain Thursday to be pushed to today at Cony High School. At the KVAC's Saturday, the Waterville girls and Belfast Boys won their re

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Jimmie Johnson
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Jimmie Johnson Wins Again At Dover

Jimmie Johnson used a late surge to win NASCAR’s FedEx 400 at Dover International Speedway in Delaware on Sunday afternoon.

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Get Ready for the Stanley Cup With Brilliant ‘Name’ Commercial

"Stanley Cup." There are no two more powerful words in sports (this side of "Game 7," of course).

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Central Maine Sports: May 29, 2015

High School Scoreboard

Weather forced postponement midway through MVC Track & Field championships Thursday. The events will resume Monday at at Cony High School.
--The KVAC Championships are Saturday at Morse High School in Bath.

Softball
Monmouth 13, Winthrop 5
Madison 6, Oak Hill 5

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