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Infield Singles: Baseball Poems

Length: 34 pages8 minutes


Baseball has served many as an allegory of life. From fan and player viewpoints spanning opening day to knowing when to hang it up, these poems portray a breadth of joys and heartbreaks we encounter along our journey. A thought-provoking collection you’ll return to again and again.

"Tribute, homage, and admonishment, this collection of baseball inspired poetry is all that and more. Guthrie captures the hope, optimism, longing, despair, and regret that is so much a part of the American Pastime, and she does so with elegantly direct verse. Read Infield Singles and you will never watch a baseball game the same way again." – Terry Durbin, author of Chase

"J-Mag’s playful excursions into mathematics and the mysterious make for a light, interesting set of verses. These twenty-one poems are a quick read, but will make you think about them for many hours afterwards." – Rie Sheridan Rose, the Bardabee Poet

"Writing poetry about baseball takes guts. Baseball provides its own poems, written with ball and bat and glove, a fresh stanza every day that stands on its own while still managing to rhyme with yesterday’s. J-Mag Guthrie weaves her Infield Singles within the rhythm of the game, within the rhythm of a season. There’s plenty of Easter Eggs here for the devoted fan, but anyone who loves the game will recognize the cadence of the game in each poem and the arc of a season in the collection. Writing baseball poetry takes guts; I’m glad J-Mag has them." – Thomas I. Benton, blogger,

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