Baseball related songs: Three blind mice

In today's edition of Baseball related songs, we pay attention to "Three blind mice." Even though this is a children's song, it has a clear relationship with baseball. Three blind mice is a nursery rhyme (a traditional poem or song for children in Britain and many other countries, but usage of the term only dates …

Baseball related songs: “1976” by The Baseball Project

In this episode of Baseball related songs a second song of the Baseball Project, "1976." In one of the previous posts about Baseball related songs, we paid attention to "Satchel Paige said".  The Baseball Project was former in 2007 by Peter Buck, Mike Mills (both R.E.M.), Scott McCaughey (The Young Fresh Fellows and The Minus 5), Steve Wynn …

Baseball related songs: “America’s Favorite Pastime” by Todd Snider

In today's episode of Baseball related songs, we pay attention to America's Favorite Pastime performed by singer-song writerTodd Snider. For this song, Snider, who fought drug addiction several times, was inspired by Dock Ellis' 1970 no-hitter that he threw after he took LSD.   In June 1970, Pirate righty Dock Ellis threw nine innings of no-hit …

Baseball related songs: “Third base Dodger Stadium”

In today's episode of Baseball related songs, we pay attention to "Third base Dodger Stadium", performed by Ry Cooder and sung by James “Bla” Pahinui. The song is about a Mexican-American community that was destroyed for the sake of building Dodger Stadium. Before Dodger Stadium was built, Chavez Ravine was home to a Mexican-American community. …

Baseball related songs: “Paradise By The Dashboard Light” by Meatloaf

In this edition of Baseball related songs we pay attention to Paradise By The Dashboard Light, performed by Meatloaf. Coming from his album "Bat out of Hell", "Paradise By the Dashboard Light" is by far his greatest hit. In 1977, Meatloaf released his single "Paradise By The Dashboard Light". It would be a part of …

Baseball related songs: “Negro League Baseball” by Jean Grae ft. Natural Resource

In this episode of Baseball Related Songs, we pay attention to Negro League Baseball performed by Jean Grae and Natural Resource, a rap group from the nineties that recorded only a handful of singles. The song "Negro League Baseball" was released in 1996 on the Ekapa RPM Label -owned by Jean Grae’s father, famous South African …

Baseball related songs: “A Dying Cubs Fan’s Request by Steve Goodman

In this episode of Baseball related songs, we pay attention to Steve Goodman once again. And once again the Cubs are in the center of the attention. After "Go Cubs Go", "A Cubs Dying Cubs Fan's Request" links Goodman to the Cubs forever. This song is played around the North Side of Chicago at the …

Baseball related songs: “There used to be a ballpark” by Frank Sinatra

In this edition of Baseball related songs, we pay attention to "There used to be a ballpark", performed by Ol' Blue Eyes, a.k.a. Frank Sinatra. In this song from his comeback album Ol’ Blue Eyes Is Back, Sinatra took a sentimental journey to the Golden Age of baseball when the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York …

Baseball related songs: “Right Field” by Peter, Paul & Mary

In this edition of Baseball related songs, we pay attention to "Right Field" by Peter, Paul & Mary. They were a very popular folk group in the USA in the 1960s. This song can be found on their 1987 album "No Easy Walk to Freedom" which was released when they were past their prime. Besides …

Baseball related songs: “Brand New Game” by Willy Tea Taylor

In this episode of Baseball related songs, we pay attention to Brand New Game, performed by singer-songwriter Willy Tea Taylor. While looking for baseball songs, I bumped into this little gem. This song will not be known by many European baseball fans as Willy Tea Taylor isn't well known in the old world. I would …

Baseball related songs: “All the Way” by Eddie Vedder

In this episode of Baseball related songs, we pay attention to "All the Way" by Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder. The song is a tribute to the Chicago Cubs and was performed by Vedder about a year before he recorded the song. After the Cubs won back-to-back World Series in 1907 and 1908, it …

Baseball related songs: “Baseball song” by Matt Wessel

In this edition of baseball related songs, we pay attention to "Baseball Song" performed by Matt Wessel. This song caught my attention when it was placed on Facebook by a Facebook friend of mine who is an umpire himself. Matt Wessel is a 37-year old singer-songwriter from Gurnee, Illinois, close to Chicago. As a result, …

Baseball related songs: “Mrs. Robinson” by Simon and Garfunkel

In this episode of Baseball related songs, we pay attention to Mrs. Robinson, performed by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, which was released in 1968. Originally the song appeared on the soundtrack of the movie "The Graduate", starring Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman. Bancroft played the character of Mrs. Robinson who tried to seduce her …

Baseball related songs: “The cheap seats” by Alabama

In this episode of Baseball related songs, we pay attention to the song "The cheap seats" of the American country music group Alabama. The song is the third track of their album Cheap Seats. The song "The cheap seats" is completely about minor league baseball. It is about a town not big enough for MLB …

Baseball related songs: “We didn’t start the fire” by Billy Joel

In this episode of Baseball related songs, we pay attention to "We didn't start the fire" performed by Billy Joel. This song describes the cause of history from 1949 until the late eighties. You may wonder why the song starts in 1949. Well, that's quite simple. It is Billy Joel's year of birth. Next to …

Baseball related music: “Talkin’ baseball” by Terry Cashman

In today's edition of Baseball related music, we pay attention to "Talkin' baseball, sung by Terry Cashman. The song is describing the history of baseball from the 1950s to the beginning of the 80s. The song was released in 1981, the year the regular MLB season was shortened by a player strike. The song was …

Baseball related songs: “Tessie” by the Dropkick Murphys

In this episode of baseball-related songs, we pay attention to Tessie performed by the Dropkick Murphys. Many European baseball fans may not have  heard of the group. The music genre the group is making is called Celtic Punk so it is a bit noisy at times. In 1902 another song named Tessie was performed in …

Baseball related songs: “Satchel Paige said” by The Baseball Project

In today's edition of Baseball related songs we pay attention to one of the many baseball songs of the Baseball Project: "Satchel Paige said." The song comes from the band's debut album Volume 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails. The Baseball Project is what they call a supergroup. The group was founded by two members …