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The Last Time I Saw Maris
By Louis Phillips


The last time I saw Maris,
It was a summer night
I followed whiplash of his bat,
Ev'ry Yankee fans'delight.
The last time I saw Maris,
His pursuit of Ruth was hot
With homers flying out,
Flyballs no fielder ever caught.
The chorus of his cheering fans
Was the music that I sought.
The last time I saw Maris,
Slugged 61 that day
No matter how they change the game,
I'll remember him that way.



LOUIS PHILLIPS has published over thirty-five books for children and adults. A collection of his baseball writings, The Hot Corner, was released by Livingston Press, and his full-length baseball play, The Immortals, was produced in Miami many years ago.

© 2006 Louis Phillips


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