Pizza Chicago
2305 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA

Deep Crust Chicago Pizza
named "The Wrigley Field"

Chicago Baseball Poem

Foothill College Poetry
Workshop with Dick Maxwell—
recalling interesting poem
that stumped the class—

He pierced the banks,
served a sauer fox
in the field
by the park.

Dick said "First, sauer
is misspelled. Anyone
figure out what's going
on here in this poem?

After moments of silence,
raised my hand and tell
the class— "It's a
Chicago baseball poem."

"Billy Pierce struck out
Ernie Banks; Hank Sauer
lined out to Nellie Fox
at Wrigley Field & Comiskey Park."

In the back row someone said
"You're giving too much
away Peter. I'll have
Al Capone after you!"

"But he's dead" I retorted.
And he countered "His mafia
ghosts are even tougher,
so better watch out!"

"Are you from Chicago?" I asked.
"You bet!" he replied, "Owner
of Pizza Chicago in Palo Alto.
I'll treat you all last day of class—

Pepperoni, cheese, sausage, pineapple?
I'll have my men deliver it here!"
The class shouted "Hurrah!
Let's have a party!"

    — Peter Y. Chou
        Mountain View, 8-20-2021

Billy Pierce
Chicago White Sox pitcher
1952 Topps Baseball Card #98

Ernie Banks
Chicago Cubs shortstop
1954 Topps Baseball Card #94

Hank Sauer
Chicago Cubs leftfielder
1952 Topps Baseball Card #35

Nelli Fox
Chicago White Sox 2nd baseman
Simulated 1952 Topps Baseball Card