American author and poet best known for his famous poem "Casey at the Bat." He published several of his other humorous poems in the New York Journal.
He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and served as editor of The Harvard Lampoon.
He worked as a humor columnist for The San Francisco Examiner in the late 1880s.
He married Rosalind Buel Hammett when he was forty-nine years old.
He worked for William Randolph Hearst at The San Francisco Chronicle.