There was a pitcher for the Cubs - Milt Famey was his name.
Some people say he was the best to ever play the game.
In '32 he won two dozen games with lightning throws...
The Cubs went to the Series with the Yankees as their foes.
The Series was magnificent - the games tied three to three.
Milt pitched the first and third and fifth and won them easily.
It all came down to one last game. The park shook with the sound
Of 50,000 screams of joy when Famey took the mound.
The truth is Milt was pretty nervous on that final day.
He had a beer or ten to chase the butterflies away.
He pitched each inning flawlessly and then, when he was through,
He'd sit down on the bench and have another beer or two.
By inning number five poor Milt was pretty well near blitzed
But still he mowed the Yankees down - no walks, no runs, no hits.
The final inning came at last..Milt took the mound real slow.
The Cubs were leading one to zip with but three outs to go!
Milt tried hard not to stagger 'neath the hot Chicago sun.
He saw three batters standing at home plate instead of one!
He walked five batters in a row to everyone's dismay
As New York won the Series on that hot September day.
Reporters asked the Yankees how it felt to win that way,
To win the Series from a gift instead of stirling play.
The manager called out amid the celebration ruckus,
"We all think it was the beer that made Milt Famey walk us!!"
(if you can understand this one....you're old!