As George Carlin pointed out , there are things in baseball that are just bizarre to a point that it makes our love affair grow, as opposed to the violent, war-like conditions of football. Another thing that baseball is great for is poetry. It seems like there are thousands of scribes who have written about the game of baseball and described all its quirks, such as the greenest grass you'll ever see paired with sky blue enough to make you think that you've died and gone to heaven. The poetry doesn't end with simple limericks, though. Baseball has produced songs that have been drilled into our brains decades after they've been composed. First, it needs to stand the test of time. If your grandchildren are singing a song that made you think of baseball as a kid, it has already sealed its iconic status. Second, it needs to make you feel like you're at a baseball game. Baseball songs have a certain warmth to them that describe the game perfectly.
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There have been hundreds of songs written about America's pastime. Here are 25 of the best, in chronological order. Originally written and recorded by Buddy Johnson in , Count Basie re-recorded the tune that same year, and his version became the standard. Worner got writer and columnist Dick Kleiner to write the lyrics and Jane Douglass to write the music and chorus. Epic records gave the song to the Treniers, but insisted Mays be featured on the recording. Mays agreed and added some dialogue.
Batter up! By then, Catfish was already in the Hall of Fame. The Bird ruled the Dazed and Confused summer of with his long hair, raw power and weird habits like talking to the ball. To this day, he remains the only baseball star cool enough to make the cover of Rolling Stone. Bird lives! Hank Aaron? Jackie Robinson?
Baseball started in America. What better way to celebrate baseball than a list of the top 10 baseball songs about baseball. Jackie Robinson was the first African American who played baseball in major leagues on the Brooklyn Dodgers. Need to know more? See the movie Baseball song list curated by Matthew Campbell.