Songs about Baseball

Recently in Jerry Crowe's column in the Los Angeles Times he has mentioned several baseball-themed songs. Some are well-known such as Fogerty's "Centerfield", Sinatra's "There Used to Be a Ballpark",  and Cashman's "Willie, Mickey & the Duke" (Talkin' Baseball).  This inspired me to dig around and find some of these and other baseball songs.

I found a Detroit-themed version of the last one on YouTube:

DETROIT TIGERS Talkin' Baseball Tiger Stadium (via FieldingFowler)



Another song mentioned was one I'd never heard of, Dave Frishberg's "Van Lingle Mungo":

Sue Raney---Van Lingle Mungo (via Dandelatorre)



And then Steve Goodman's "A Dying Cub Fan's Last Request", which is great and mentions our favorite team as part of the long-suffering fan's eternal reward:

Steve Goodman: A Dying Cubs Fan's Last Request (via cubbymark)



No mention was made of Danny Kaye's recording of "The Dodger Song", a favorite from my childhood, and it's just too bad there isn't a video of him performing it but I did find a recording accompanying a mildly amusing Lego version:

The Dodgers Song! (via fuzzylogic1025)



Understandably, there was no mention of Kenny Rogers' schmaltzy song, "The Greatest", based on a cute joke your minister might use during a sermon,  but I liked this video that utilized it very nicely:


Kenny Rogers Baseball Song - "The Greatest" (via GinoEast)



There is this gem about Willie Mays:

Treniers - Say Hey (Willie Mays Song) (via Nocaro)



And I think this one is my favorite. It proves that there's another thing that umps can't do properly.  Well, some of them:

The Baseball Song - Matt Wessel (CFL 2007) (via MattWesselMusic)


Train's "Calling All Angels"  seems to work for now, but I think we need a song of our own, one just for us.  

Fairly good fan tribute to 2002, here:


Calling All Angels (via sportfan48)

I still get a bit teary when I hear this song, because of Nick. 


P.S. Thanks to Jerry Crowe's column in today's Los Angeles Times I ran across the following video.  I'm not sure if this is old news, but watch for the guy in the green jacket.  I think we all know him:

Baseball Boogie (via choorel)


P.P.S.  Thanks to Higz

Ultramagnetic MC's - Saga Of Dandy, The Devil, And Day Remix (via MCBucky4)


Here's a version of "Centerfield" made for an English class project:

Centerfield - John Fogerty - Music Video (via MyHomemadeVids)

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