Five Baseball Songs

Since the playoffs are in full swing…thought I would list my 5 favorite baseball songs in no certain order.

Take Me Out To The Ball Game – The classic song of the game written in 1908 and still going strong.

Talking Baseball – Terry Cashman released this in 1981 but it didn’t do much in the charts when it was released but has caught on to be a classic.

Centerfield –  John Fogerty on his “comeback” album of the same name. This is played at every ballpark.

Glory Days – Bruce Springsteen – Based off a true encounter with an ex-classmate that Bruce played little league baseball with when they were young.

Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball – Count Basie

 

 

 

Author: badfinger20

Guitar, Bass, song writer,

12 thoughts on “Five Baseball Songs”

  1. good list!! You should check out the band The Baseball Project (I should take my own advice and do that too- I honestly don’t know much of their stuff.) Sort of an REM offshoot with Mike Mills, Peter Buck and ‘fifth REM guy’ Scott McGaughey and a few others. All their songs are about baseball!

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  2. I second Dave’s comment on The Baseball Project- they have three albums out. Excellent original baseball songs… Back when Talkin’ Baseball came out- I listened to a sports talk show out of Cleveland every night- Pete Franklin was the host- my all time favorite sports talk host– anyway- when Talkin’ Baseball came out one night he kept playing it over and over and over- must have been like ten times in a row…. I collect baseball songs- those are all great ones you mentioned! One of my favorites is Steve Goodman’s A Dying Cub Fans Last Request.

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      1. Terry Cashman has a couple albums out of baseball songs- none match Talkin’ Baseball but Play By Play {I Saw It On The Radio} is fantastic- it has calls of great play by play men included in the song… I need to make a list!!

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      2. I will do that–baseball songs. Also in addition to the Baseball Project there are two Cd’s out there of baseball songs- came out in early 90’s Baseball’s Greatest Hits and Baseball’s Greatest Hits Let’s Play Two– both are filled with great songs. Highly recommended. I wish they’d put out another volume..

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      3. I’m looking forward to it….Ok I will look for them. The only ones I really know are the ones in Baseball by Ken Burns…the ones that came out in the 40s and 50s about a player.

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      4. I can think of a couple basketball ones- and a hockey one- Warren Zevon Hit Somebody- but baseball songs -hundreds! Baseball is the best sport- I rest my case!

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