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Old 08-25-2012, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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I couldn't find the official video, but Load Up The Bases by Whiskey Falls is on our Little League playlist for warm-ups, in-between innings, etc.

Whiskey Falls Load up the bases Lyrics - YouTube

and this one, even though it's not really about baseball, it does reference it. Trace Adkins' Swing

Trace Adkins - Swing - YouTube
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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A few of the ones that come to mind have already been mentioned ^ (The Greatest, Centerfield).

This is one we have on our playlist for Little League Games:

Alabama - The Cheap Seats - YouTube Alabama: Cheap Seats
I was about to mention this song but tgbwc beat me to it. The song is written from the viewpoint of minor league fans. One interesting line mentions a player whose name they cannot pronounce.
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Old 08-26-2012, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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My favorite baseball song was "It Makes A Fellow Proud To be An Astro" the private anthem of the 1969 Houston Astros, revealed to us by Jim Bouton in "Ball Four." It was set to the tune of Tom Lehrer's "It makes A Fellow Proud To be A Soldier."

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Now, the Astros are a team that likes to go out on the town,
We like to drink and fight and **** till curfew comes around
Then it's time to make the trek,
We better be back to buddy's check,
It makes a fellow proud to be an Astro.

Now, Edwards is our catcher and he's really No. 1,
Dave Bristol said he drinks too much and calls some long home runs,
But we think John will be all right,
If we keep him in his room at night,
It makes a fellow proud to be an Astro.

Now, our pitching staff's composed of guys who think they're 'pretty cool,'
With a case of Scotch, a greenie and an old beat-up whirlpool,
We'll make the other hitters laugh,
Then calmly break their bats in half,
It makes a fellow proud to be an Astro.

Now, Harry Walker is the one that manages this crew,
He doesn't like it when we drink and fight and smoke and screw,
But when we win our game each day,
Then what the **** can Harry say?
It makes a fellow proud to be an Astro.
In light of today's exhibition

If you are unfamiliar with the tune...

Tom Lehrer - It Makes a Fellow Proud to Be a Soldier - YouTube
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Old 08-26-2012, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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My favorite baseball song was "It Makes A Fellow Proud To be An Astro" the private anthem of the 1969 Houston Astros, revealed to us by Jim Bouton in "Ball Four." It was set to the tune of Tom Lehrer's "It makes A Fellow Proud To be A Soldier."
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Thanks, Id always wondered how that went. A classic.

The Meatloaf classic "Paradise by the Dashboard Lights" features a longish segment of play by play and baseball video (cue into 3:40), which earns the song a place in the PA repertoire of out local stadium. It's, umm, about getting to first base.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfkXQKZVkeg

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Old 08-28-2012, 03:08 PM
 
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My brother wrote a tune titled "New Man from the Bullpen". It got played a few times at Frederick Keys games, but we never heard any more about it from them.

The tag line was, "There's a new man from the bullpen, playing hardball with my heart,".
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Vermont / NEK
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The late Skip Battin had one or two minor hits in the 50s as half of the duo Skip & Flip. He was also a member of the Byrds in their alt. country years, playing bass. The solo LP that this song comes from was released around 1972. You just don't hear enough good songs about the Browns...


Skip Battin - St Louis Browns.wmv - YouTube
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Not in the same vein you guys are thinking, but still a great baseball song:

Main Source (ft Rob Swift) - Just A Friendly Game Of Baseball (HD) - YouTube
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Somehow, "Sweet Caroline" and "YMCA" became baseball songs, but I have no idea why that happened.
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Old 05-24-2014, 05:19 PM
 
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Somehow "YMCA" became a baseball song, but I have no idea why that happened.
I know.


"YMCA" dates to the April 9th, 1996 Royals -Yankees game in New York. The game was disrupted by a snow storm in the fifth inning and the players were pulled from the field. The grounds crew rushed out to put the tarp in place and while they were working, the pa system stared playing "YMCA" The members of the ground crew began to dance and strut around in time to the music as they finished their work. The crowd loved it and started joining in with the familiar alphabet choreography.

It became a regular thing for the grounds crew at Yankee Stadium, they would drag the infield after the fifth and "YMCA" would come on and....party time.

It spread. That same year the atrocious Mount Davis was being added to the Oakland Coliseum and work continued on it even during A's games. Then the A's sound system played "YMCA' between innings and a bunch of the construction workers formed a chorus line out in the open and lip synched along while doing the choreography....which spread to the fans...which became a regular tradition at all home day games that year.

I've read the explanation as to how "Sweet Caroline" became a Red Sox standard, but it amounts to nothing more than the woman in charge of picking what got played at Fenway, selecting it and it becaming popular with the fans. Not much of an explanation, so maybe no one actually knows why it caught on with the fans.
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Old 05-25-2014, 09:00 PM
 
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This is what the Pirates play after every win at PNC.


Pittsburgh Pirates - A New Pirate Generation - YouTube
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