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Casey II Unveiled in Mudville

by Bobby Blair
June 5, 2011

The festivities began at Casey's Crossing, the new home for the original Casey at the Bat.

 

The festivities began at Casey's Crossing, the new home for the original Casey at the Bat.

 

With two visiting vintage baseball clubs in town, one from Melrose, the other from Saginaw, Michigan, a parade stepped off from Casey's Crossing at 3p.m. on Sunday afternoon. Leading the parade below are Queen Julianna I and former Queen Nancy I  (1981) of Mudville.

Led by Holliston Fire Department's Engine 1 the parade wove through Mudville reaching School Street.

Capt. John Shannahan presented Mudville Bean Pots to the visiting teams. Mudville lost their game at Stoddard Park earlier in the day. 

Town Historian Joanne Hulbert recited the poem Casey at the Bat penned by Ernest Lawrence Thayer. Casey turned 123 this past Friday.

Unveiling honors fell to Mudville Queen Julianne and the first Queen of Mudville Nancy I (below). Looking on were town dignitaries, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen Jay Marsden, Police Chief John Moore, and in Mudville baseball uniforms Town Moderator Kevin Clancy, Selectman Kevin Conley and Assessor Peter Barbieri who was sizing Casey for a Tourist Tax.

Thanks for the event go to the Holliston Auxillary Police who ushered the parade through busy Mudville intersections and Brian Kramer who drove Engine 1. Players and townspeople then returned to Casey's Crossing for a pig roast, the proceeds which will defray the cost of the new Casey. The pig roast was handled by John McCarthy owner of Casey's Crossing.

Town historian Joanne Hulbert, Casey and Mayor Blair.

Casey with sculptor Jesse Green.

 

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