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Mike “King” Kelly often gets credited as the inspiration for “Casey at the Bat,” but it was more likely Samuel Winslow, Ernest Thayer’s college friend and captain of Harvard’s baseball team. The Winslow cabinet photo here dates to 1885. It fetched $705 at a Robert Edward Auctions event in 2008.

Mike “King” Kelly often gets credited as the inspiration for “Casey at the Bat,” but it was more likely Samuel Winslow, Ernest Thayer’s college friend and captain of Harvard’s baseball team. The Winslow cabinet photo here dates to 1885. It fetched $705 at a Robert Edward Auctions event in 2008.

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