you’d look long and hard across the game
to replace this man from the hall of fame

over three thousand hits, three hundred home runs
a west virginian son of a gun

an award winning batter over three decades
who’s up there with aaron, musial and mays

tears were shed when he quit the plate
but he left the field with a smile on his face

and don’t be fooled by tales of tar
those yankee fables trying to tarnish this star

it’s argued that the royals ain’t found one yet
a hitter to succeed george brett