Bragan at Southlake Luncheon

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Unless you've heard baseball marvel Bobby Bragan recite Casey at the Bat, you haven't really heard it.

At last week's awards luncheon for the Southlake Chamber of Commerce, Bragan delivered from memory the famed poem, penned by Ernest Lawrence Thayer in 1888, and you could hear a pin drop ... a highlight of the annual awards luncheon, held again this year at the Marriott Solana in Westlake.

As a Brooklyn Dodger, Bragan batted 1,000 in the 1947 World Series against the New York Yankees. Yeah, he actually was 1 for 1, but that's still batting 1,000, and how many people can brag about that? So he has a certain feeling for the baseball poem that not just anyone can copy.

Baseball, of course, was the topic of his talk, which was highlighted by this former baseball manager asking his audience trivia questions, then handing those with the correct answers corresponding photographs he said were taken off the walls of his Fort Worth office.


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