Take Me Out To The Ball Game

"Take Me Out to the Ball Game" is a 1908 Tin Pan Alley song by Jack Norworth and Albert Von Tilzer which has become the unofficial anthem of baseball, although neither of its authors had attended a game prior to writing the song. The song (chorus only) is traditionally sung during the seventh-inning stretch of a baseball game. Fans are generally encouraged to sing along, and at some ballparks, the words "home team" are replaced with the team name, as is the case with the Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants, Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays, Seattle Mariners, Colorado Rockies, Detroit Tigers and several other Major League Baseball teams.

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Famous quotes containing the words ball game, take me, ball and/or game:

    Innings and afternoons. Fly lost in sunset.
    Throwing arm gone bad. There’s your old ball game.
    Cool reek of the field. Reek of companions.
    Robert Fitzgerald (1910–1985)

    Calms appear, when Storms are past;
    Love will have his Hour at last:
    Nature is my kindly Care;
    Mars destroys, and I repair;
    Take me, take me, while you may,
    Venus comes not ev’ry Day.
    John Dryden (1631–1700)

    Life’s like a ball game. You gotta take a swing at whatever comes along before you wake up and find out it’s the ninth inning.
    Martin Goldsmith, and Edgar G. Ulmer. Vera (Ann Savage)

    Vanessa wanted to be a ballerina. Dad had such hopes for her.... Corin was the academically brilliant one, and a fencer of Olympic standard. Everything was expected of them, and they fulfilled all expectations. But I was the one of whom nothing was expected. I remember a game the three of us played. Vanessa was the President of the United States, Corin was the British Prime Minister—and I was the royal dog.
    Lynn Redgrave (b. 1943)