The Third Most Frequently Performed Song

It is extremely interesting to learn that one of  the most recognizable  songs sung at sporting events has had such a long history.  The tune is celebrating its 100th anniversary and has only been officially sung at events since 1976 when Harry Carey (then a Chicago White Sox broadcaster) went from singing it between commercial breaks to himself to initiating the traditional seventh-inning stretch.  Funny how something that he initially frowned upon would become one of his trademarks.  So much so that after his death, celebrities were invited to go up to the box at Wrigley Field and sing to varying degrees of success.  Read the interesting history of the song

Take Me Out to the Ballgame Now 100

2 thoughts on “The Third Most Frequently Performed Song”

  1. Maybe that does explain why they sing it when they are already at the game. I would think a more appropriate song for the 7th inning would be John Fogerty’s “Centerfield”…. Put me in coach, I’m ready to play today…

  2. Appropriate & good song I believe I have heard it played at ballparks in my day on occasion. I’ll let you be the first to inaugurate it during the “stretch.”

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