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Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

  

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Jack Norworth was inspired to write “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” after seeing an advertisement for a game while riding the subway. He had never actually been to a game before (and wouldn’t see one for another three decades), but he knew enough about the game to write his song.

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“Take Me Out to the Ball Game” has since become an immensely popular song and a hallmark of American culture. It is one of the most frequently sung tunes in the country, and almost any professional or amateur baseball player could tell you where he was the first time he ever heard it at a game.

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