Mort Soule ’68 Brings Poetry to Fenway Park (Press Herald)

Mort Soule, Class of 1968, will recite the famous 52-line poem by Ernest Thayer, “Casey at the Bat,” tomorrow at Fenway Park for the Red Sox’s annual Maine Day. Except, the Portland resident has been asked to cut the long poem, which typically takes him six minutes to complete, to three minutes, the Portland Press Herald reports.

Mort was inducted into Bowdoin’s Athletic Hall of Honor in 2004 along with his father, Bill ’36, and three brothers, Paul ’66, Jim ’77, and Phil (who was a UMO grad and long-time Bowdoin coach of football, wrestling, and freshman baseball). Mort is also a member of the Maine Sports Hall of Fame and Maine Baseball Hall of Fame.


  1. Jim MacAllen says:

    Congrats on the big stage, Mort. Wish I could be there to see you. Don’t worry about those extra 20 seconds! Jim

  2. Arlan Freeman says:

    I still remember sitting in Latin class in PHS and having him do Casey At Bat. It was an impressive then and I imagine it was impressive yesterday. I am so proud to be able to say I know Mr. Soule, one of the best teachers I ever met.

    Arlan Freeman

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