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Vaudeville Stars

Jack Norworth and Nora Bayes

The Post Office says “Play Ball”

The US Postal Service issued a Take Me Out to the Ball Game stamp in 2008, the 100-year anniversary of the song.

Fred Merkle

The New York Giants’ blundering rookie

The Palace Theater

New York’s largest Vaudeville theater.

Tin Pan Alley, New York City

The center of the songwriting industry in 1908

Harry Caray

The voice of the White Sox and Cubs leads the fans in “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.”

Seventh Inning Ritual

Fans stand and sing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.”

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