Ferris Fain

by George Bowering

I’ll never see his like again,
My favourite hitter, Ferris Fain.

In London, Amsterdam and Paris,
They talk of nothing else but Ferris.

He always managed to amaze,
This handsome batsman of the A’s.

In 2002, George Bowering was appointed the first Parliamentary Poet Laureate of Canada.  His newest book, The Diamond Alphabet, is now available from BookThug.


Published in Fans, History, Lyric, Oakland Athletics, Players | Link to this poem | 3 Comments

Ferris Fain: 3 Comments

  1. Hilary Barta wrote,

    The way George strings his lines in two
    Is something I should try to do.

  2. James Finn Garner wrote,

    George Bowering will be having a book release party for The Baseball Alphabet on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 at the Granville Island Brewery in Vancouver, BC. Go out and show your support!

  3. George Bowering wrote,

    I know I wouldn’t have a chance
    trying to hit off Bobby Schantz

    All the girls would snort and sniff
    watching Bobby make me whiff

    Once he threw me high and tight
    I’d drop my bat and say good night.

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