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? On that fateful day in , Ellis had stayed up all night with a groupie, doing drugs and listening to Jimi Hendrix records, when he realized he was scheduled to pitch. But it just added a little windowpane to his fastball, because he not only made it through the game, he made history.
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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.
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There's one baseball song that everybody knows, a few others that many people know, and a lot of other great songs about the national pastime that you might never have heard. Here's a countdown of the greatest baseball songs of all time, with links so that you can sing along. Everybody knows this one, especially if you've ever been to a baseball game, where it's sung in the middle of the seventh inning. The original has more lyrics than just the verse that's sung by the masses during the stretch, though. Link is to Harry Caray singing it at Wrigley Field. Take me out to the ball game Take me out with the crowd Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack I don't care if I never get back Let me root, root, root for the home team If they don't win it's a shame For it's one, two, three strikes, you're out At the old ball game.
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.