Baseball Songs – Top 10 Songs About Baseball Of All-time

Last Updated: June 1, 2022 | Written by Matthew Campbell (Editor of My Wedding Songs and wedding DJ)

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Baseball started in America. What better way to celebrate baseball than a list of the top 10 baseball songs about baseball?

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Eddie Vedder’s song All The Way is about the Chicago Cubs. Joe Dimaggio is a Hall of Fame player for the New York Yankees. Willie, Mickey, and the Duke reference Willie Mays, Hall of Fame player for the New York Giants, Mickey Mantle, Hall of Fame player for the New York Yankees, and Duke Snyder, Hall of Fame player for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Jackie Robinson was the first African American who played baseball in the major leagues with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Need to know more? See the movie 42.

A holiday to play baseball songs is on April 27 – Babe Ruth Day.

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Take Me Out To The Ballgame – Jack Norworth and Art Paul Schlosser

The unOfficial Anthem of Baseball
Larry Anderson – “Why do people sing Take Me Out To The Ballgame When They Are Already There?”
Created in 1908
Genre – Vocal

Take me out to the ballgame
Take me out to the crowd
Buy me some peanuts and crackerjack
I don’t care if I never get back

Ronnie Neuman Version:

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Centerfield – John Fogerty

Released in 1985
Genre – Rock

So put me in coach, I’m ready to play today
Put me in coach, I’m ready to play today
Look at me, I can be centerfield

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Glory Days – Bruce Springsteen

Released in 1985
Genre – Rock

I had a friend was a big baseball player
Back in high school
He could throw that speedball by you
Make you look like a fool boy

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Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball? – Woodrow Buddy Johnson

Played during the Movie 42 by Count Basie & His Orchestra
Released in 1949
Genre – Jazz

Did you see Jackie Robinson hit that ball?
Did he hit it? Boy, and that ain’t all
He stole home
Yes, yes, Jackie’s real gone

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Say Hey (The Willie Mays Song) – The Treniers

Released in 1955
Genre – R&B

Say hey, say who?
Swinging at the plate
Say hey, say who?
Say Willie
That Giants kid is great

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Talkin’ Baseball (Willie, Mickey And “the Duke”) – Terry Cashman

Released in 1981
Genre – Pop

Well, Casey was winning,
Hank Aaron was beginning,
One Robbie going out, one coming in

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Joltin’ Joe Dimaggio – Les Brown Orchestra

Released in 1941
Genre – Big Band

He tied the mark at forty-four
July the 1st you know
Since then he’s hit a good twelve more
Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio

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The Greatest – Kenny Rogers

Released in 1999
Genre – Country

Little boy, in a baseball hat
Picks up his ball, stares at his bat
Says I am the greatest the game is on the line

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All The Way – Eddie Vedder

Released in 2008
Genre – Rock

And Ernie Banks said “oh, let’s play two”
Or did he mean two hundred years?
In the same ballpark, our diamond, our jewel
The home of our joy and our tears

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Tessie – Dropkick Murphys

Released in 2004
Genre – Punk Rock

Boston, you know we love you madly
Hear the crowd roar to your sound
Don’t blame us if we ever doubt you
You know we couldn’t live without you

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Home Run – Joe Nichols

2021, Home Run

Swinging for the fences I’ve been missing where I come from
It’s time I hit a home run

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OK Blue Jays – Zeus

2017, OK Blue Jays

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The Hitter – Mark Erelli

2009, The Hitter

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America’s Favorite Pastime – Todd Snider

2009, The Excitement Plan

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Love, Love, Love My Baseball – Ace Diamond

2009, Playin’ Baseball

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Swing – Trace Adkins

2006, Dangerous Man

Everybody strikes out nine times out of ten
But you got to step up to the plate son ’cause every now and then

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I Love Mickey – Teresa Brewer

2000, Miss Music

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Joe Dimaggio’s Done It Again – Billy Bragg & Wilco

2000, Mermaid Avenue Vol. II

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The Cheap Seats – Alabama

1993, Cheap Seats

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Catfish – Bob Dylan

1991, The Bootleg Series Volumes 1–3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961–1991

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Nolan Ryan (He’s A Hero To Us All) – Jerry Jeff Walker

1991, Navajo Rug

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Right Field – Peter, Paul & Mary

1986, No Easy Walk to Freedom

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Night Game – Paul Simon

1975, Still Crazy After All These Years

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We also must add to our list of baseball songs the Star Spangled Banner as it is played to start every baseball game and also America The Beautiful as it is played every 7th inning stretch (actually 7.5 innings).

Have a favorite baseball song, not on our list?  Please share below so that we can add it!

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  1. I’ve yet to see “Ryan Express” by the Oak Ridge Boys on any of the baseball song lists that I have seen, including, of course, this one. It’s an ABSOLUTE travesty that it isn’t on this one!!! Yes, I’m being biased but only because it is one fantastic song and deserves credit as such!

    1. Hi John. Thanks for the suggestion. Do you have a link to the song so we can check it out? G offers too many options. Thanks!

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