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Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Take Me Out to the Ballgame
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The unofficial anthem of baseball, sung by fans of baseball everywhere.

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0 - 60 months
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Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out with the crowd;
Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack,
I don't care if I never get back.
Let me root, root, root for the home team,
If they don't win, it's a shame.
For it's one, two, three strikes, you're out,
At the old ball game.

Origin
The unofficial anthem of baseball written in 1908 by Jack Norworth and set to music by Albert Von Tilzer. The song was first sung by Norworth's then-wife Nora Bayes and popularized by many other vaudeville acts. In 1934, it was played at a ballpark for the first recorded time, at a high-school game in Los Angeles. Researchers think it made its debut at a major-league park later that year. Traditionally it is sung during the seventh-inning stretch of a baseball game with fans singing along. At some ballparks, "home team" is replaced with the team name.

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Song by Jack Norworth and Albert Von Tilzer

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