Take Me Out to the Ball Game was written in 1908 by Jack Norworth, who, ironically, wouldn't attend his first ball game until more than 30 years later. Throughout the years, fans would spontaneously break into song at games, but it is famed announcer Harry Caray, who is credited with creating the seventh-inning stretch sing-along. Caray, who would sing to himself during breaks, was broadcast over a hidden mike, and soon the whole park had joined in, and a tradition was born.
Now, this favorite summertime tune can be heard simply by opening the cover of this sturdy board book. The song plays once each time the book is opened, and children and their parents will soon find themselves singing along. This delightfully illustrated combination of book and tune will be a hit with young baseball fans across the country. Ages 2-5.
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The rollicking, perennially popular song, written in 1908- -with Jack Norworth's lyrics and the chords for the chorus included, plus ``The [two] Original Verses,'' but not the tune to go with them.| Read Full Review of Take Me Out to the Ball Game
The song may have been written by a man who had never been to a game, and it was first sung on the vaudeville circuit of early-20th-century America, but it has long since taken its place as the venerable and beloved anthem of baseball.| Read Full Review of Take Me Out to the Ball Game
""Gillman scores a solid hit,"" said PW's starred review of this ""sensational"" adaptation of a classic song, here given the backdrop of the 1947 World Series between the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Yankees.| Read Full Review of Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Gillman scores a solid hit with this spirited rendition of the familiar ballpark song in a sensational picture book that skillfully conjures up the smell of peanuts, popcorn and sweaty uniforms.| Read Full Review of Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Like baseball teams and individual players, who are measured against those who came before them and will come after them, every baseball song, past and future, is measured against “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.” And so far, after a century, the song’s impressive streak remains unchallenged.Apr 03 2009 | Read Full Review of Take Me Out to the Ball Game
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