Born this day in 1858, De Wolf Hopper.
This is a great one! De Wolf was the man who made “Casey at Bat” famous, and became famous because of his rendition of the poem. The whole thing a series of “at the right place” moments. Wikipedia article (which needs help) on him here.
Here’s the Casey at Bat website.
Here’s the text of the poem, also with an audio rendition (not De Wolf Hopper).