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The Schulte Poems, Oct. 17, 1910

During the 1910 season, the Chicago Tribune regularly published funny, sometimes hilarious, poems that it said were written by Frank Schulte, the Cubs' colorful, hard-hitting, lefty-swinging right fielder.

The poems actually were written by Ring Lardner, destined to become one of the great humorists of the early 20th Century, who was assigned by the paper to cover the Cubs that season.

This entry appeared 111 years ago today, on the morning before Game 1 of the World Series between the Cubs and Athletics.

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Frank Schulte, after much persuasion, consented to compare the Chicago and Philadelphia right fielders, man for man, as follows:

The two right fielders, man for man,

Are handsome Frank and handsome Dan.

Now Dan, a wonder sure is he.

He may be better far than me.

He may be better with the bat,

A better fielder and all that,

But please don't try to tell me, sir,

That Murphy's any handsomer.

All I can do is just my duty,

And that's about enough for Schulte.


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