I’m proud of my major-league career,
though some will denigrate it
because I pitched through the war.
I’m proud of resurrecting the eephus pitch.
(I thought I had invented it,
but I understand historians have found
someone who threw it before I was born).
But what I’m most proud of is my part
in the defeat of Murphy’s Guild in ’46:
I spoke out against the strike,
and the proposed union went down to defeat.