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.
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.
'Go Cubs Go' and 24 of the other best baseball songs of all-time
While music has long been a huge part of baseball, the evolution of the individual walk-up song over the last three decades has forever changed the ballpark experience for players and fans alike. The walk-up song not only serves as inspiration to pump up the crowd and the players as they walk out, it can provide fans with some valuable insight into the personalities and tastes of their favorite players. Which begs the question — What are some of the best walk-up songs of all time? That inspired us to rank the 25 greatest walk-up songs ever played over a stadium loudspeaker. It was no easy task to narrow it down to just So, in addition to ranking the top, we threw in 50 more well-deserving walk-up songs for good measure in no particular order of greatness. This club banger quickly emerged as an instant classic, ranking among the most popular walk-up songs in ballparks across America. However, it makes for an ideal walk-up anthem. This catchy '80s pop-rock hit is always a crowd pleaser and remains one the most popular walk-up songs in Major League Baseball to this day. Countless big leaguers have made their way to the plate and mound to the sonic combustion of Rage Against the Machine.
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. The hit by John Fogerty, "Centerfield"—honored by the Baseball Hall of Fame on its 25th anniversary in —is a song just about everybody knows. It came from a No. The song by The Boss "Glory Days," from the "Born in the USA" album, uses baseball to introduce a song about reminiscing and trying to recapture youth.