June 3, 1888 – The San Francisco Daily Examiner first publishes “Casey at the Bat” by newspaper columnist Ernest Lawrence Thayer
Ernest Lawrence Thayer (1863-1940) American writer, newspaper columnist, and poet. He graduated with a B.A. in philosophy from Harvard University in 1885. While at Harvard, he met William Randolph Hearst, who would later hire him to write a humorous column for the San Francisco Examiner when Hearst was running the paper.
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