E is for Evers,/
His jaw in advance;/Never afraid/To Tinker with Chance.
F is for Fordham/
And Frankie and Frisch;/I wish he were back/With the Giants, I wish.
G is for Gehrig,/
The Pride of the Stadium;/His record pure gold,/His courage pure radium.
H is for Hornsby;/
When pitching to Rog,/The pitcher would pitch,/Then the pitcher would dodge.
*Evers: Prior to the 1911 season, Johnny Evers suffered a nervous breakdown and played only 44 games that year for the Cubs.
**Frisch: Years later, Nash added a footnote to this stanza: "p.s. Thanks to Durocher, now everything's kosher."
***Gehrig: "There is no room in baseball for discrimination. It is our national pastime and a game for all."
****Hornsby: "I don't like to sound egotistical, but every time I stepped up to the plate with a bat in my hands, I couldn't help but feel sorry for the pitcher."