Baseball Poetry Issue

Boog City 37 is the press’s latest baseball issue. I assembled 25 poets, the number of people on a baseball roster. Each poet was then assigned a different position on the team and asked to pick anyone who had ever played their position, be they in Major League Baseball, the Negro Leagues, the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, the minor leagues,  college, the schoolyard, or anywhere else.

Here’s our team:


Pitcher                     George Bowering         Satchel Paige
Catcher                     Ammiel Alcalay          Bob Tillman
First Base                  Elinor Nauen            Buck O¹Neil
Second Base                 Bill Luoma              Robinson Cano
Third Base                  Susan Schultz           Brooks Robinson
Shortstop                   Douglas Rothschild      Marty Marion
Left Field                  Bob Holman              Frank Robinson
Center Field                Anselm Berrigan         Bernie Williams
Right Field                 Marcella Durand         Paul O’Neill


Starting Pitcher            Jim Behrle           Fernando Valenzuela
Starting Pitcher            Basil King              Sandy Koufax
Starting Pitcher            Jill Magi               Laura Rose
Relief Pitcher              Joel Kuszai             John Hiller
Relief Pitcher              Edmund Berrigan         Jack Warhop
Relief Pitcher              Lee Ranaldo             Hoyt Wilhelm
Relief Pitcher              Joanna Sondheim         Steve Howe
Relief Pitcher              Alli Warren             Rollie Fingers
Closer                      Jean-Paul Pecqueur      Kazuhiro Sasaki

Catcher (backup)            Spike Vrusho            Jerry May
1B/OF (backup)              Maureen Thorson         John Olerud
2B/SS (backup)              Amy King                 Dorothy “Dottie”
2B/SS/3B                    Lauren Russell          Bud Fowler
LF/CF                       David Hadbawnik         Barry Bonds
CF/RF                       Scott MX Turner         Curt Flood
OF                          Nathaniel Siegel        Glenn Burke

David A. Kirschenbaum, editor and publisher
Boog City
330 W.28th St., Suite 6H
NY, NY 10001-4754
For event and publication information:
T: (212) 842-BOOG (2664)
F: (212) 842-2429

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