“Fraud!” cried the maddened thousands, and echo answered “Fraud!”But one scornful look from Casey and the audience was awed.They saw his face grow stern and cold, they saw his muscles strain,And they knew that Casey wouldn’t let that ball go by again.
The sneer is gone from Casey’s lip, his teeth are clenched in hate,He pounds with cruel violence his bat upon the plate;And now the pitcher holds the ball, and now he lets it go,And now the air is shattered by the force of Casey’s blow.
strike 2 came and every in the crowd screamed like a storm wave
"Crowd" “Kill him! Kill the umpire!” shouted someone on the stand;And it’s likely they’d have killed him had not Casey raised his hand.