- Hardcover: 222 pages
- Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation; Har/Com edition (April 1, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 142343188X
- ISBN-13: 978-1423431886
- Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.8 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,315,798 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Baseball's Greatest Hit: The Story of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" BK/CD Hardcover – April 2, 2008
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Top Customer Reviews
I have looked over it couple times now, I am still in awe about all the events, products and people that have been involved in ONE song. The sheet music, toys, videos, cards, performances and of course records.
Afer reading about the first recorded version, it made me want to go out and buy a music cylinder that plays on those 100 year old Thomas Edison players to hear it. But wait, my dream came true, I didn't have to pay 500.00 to do that, a CD that comes with it and has that first recorded version! Plus a bunch of other versions, that dont seem to be the same song, but are, as they are so diverse in sound.
Not to bore, my favorite piece in the book is how one of the authors (Andy Strasburg) solicited the USPS to get a stamp done for the 100 year anniversary of the song, which comes out June this year. I Googled to find out when it was coming out and the USPS stamp images say 41 cents, while in the book it is 42 cents. Looks like the book has newer images/information than the post office itself. Also a Frank Sinatra (he is in this book and sang the song) stamp comes out in May, I will be using his stamps til I get a couple sheets of Take Me Out to the Ball Game stamps to keep and use.
And oh yeah, the book is in color.
I'll have a ball and I'm sure you will too, so please take me out to the ball game, bring your cap and a ball;we'll play some catch in the parking lot,
be sure to bring that new glove that you bought, Oh we'll have big fun at the ball park, you'll be glad that you came; for it's one, two, three strikes you're out at the old ball game.
Take a simple song, and dissect it fully and with love!
Not only is this a great and complete book, but the quality of the publication is so nice you can smell the Cracker Jack!
Great unseen photos and memorabilia that will astound any baseball fan.
The CD is cool, too!
Is this the nation's number one song behind Happy Birthday?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'd rather listen to Carly Simon sing this than Harry Caray, but its a fun read nonetheless.Published 6 months ago by voracious reader
Excellent book - it fits in nicely with a baseball course I teach at the University of Connecticut. Great overview and useful.Published on June 18, 2013 by Steve
Lots of trivia associated with the song, some of which is interesting, but only to baseball enthusiasts (which I'm assuming they are. Read morePublished on May 30, 2011 by Alexandra Kaslow-Briggs