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

Updated November 22, 2023 | Written by Matthew Campbell

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

Created in 1908, Genre: Vocal

The unOfficial Anthem of Baseball

Funny quote about the song by Larry Anderson: “Why do people sing Take Me Out To The Ballgame When They Are Already There?”.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

Centerfield – John Fogerty

Released in 1985, Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

Glory Days – Bruce Springsteen

Released in 1985, Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

Released in 1949, Genre: Jazz

Played during the Movie 42 by Count Basie & His Orchestra

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

Say Hey (The Willie Mays Song) – The Treniers

Released in 1955, Genre: R&B

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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


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

Released in 1981, Genre: Pop

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

Joltin’ Joe Dimaggio – Les Brown Orchestra

Released in 1941, Genre: Big Band

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

The Greatest – Kenny Rogers

Released in 1999, Genre: Country

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

All The Way – Eddie Vedder

Released in 2008, Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

Tessie – Dropkick Murphys

Released in 2004, Genre: Punk Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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


Home Run – Joe Nichols

Released in 2021 on the album Home Run

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

OK Blue Jays – Zeus

Released in 2017 on the album OK Blue Jays

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Ok (Ok) Blue Jays (Blue Jays)
Let’s (Let’s) Play (Play) Ball (Ball)

The Hitter – Mark Erelli

Released in 2009 on the album The Hitter

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Life’s a little like a baseball game
It ain’t the score, it’s how you’re playing
You win some, you lose some
That’s a fact

America’s Favorite Pastime – Todd Snider

Released in 2009 on the album The Excitement Plan

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

With one out left to go in the game
The batter looked like a baby child
That birthday cake was shaking
Them waves of color was going wild

Love, Love, Love My Baseball – Ace Diamond

Released in 2009 on the album Playin’ Baseball

Swing – Trace Adkins

Released in 2006 on the album Dangerous Man

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

I Love Mickey – Teresa Brewer

Released in 2000 on the album Miss Music

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Oh, I’d sacrifice most anything
To win his many charms
I’d like to be a fly ball
And pop right in his arms


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

Released in 2000 on the album Mermaid Avenue Vol. II

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Trying to climb that high board fence
They all growed whiskers on their chins
Joe DiMaggio’s done it again

The Cheap Seats – Alabama

Released in 1993 on the album Cheap Seats

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

We don’t worry about the pennant much
We just like to see the boys hit it deep
There’s nothing like the view from the cheap seats

Catfish – Bob Dylan

Released in 1991 on the album The Bootleg Series Volumes 1–3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961–1991

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Catfish, million-dollar-man,
Nobody can throw the ball like catfish can
Even Billy Martin grins
When the fish is in the game

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

Released in 1991 on the album Navajo Rug

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Nolan Ryan, he’s a hero to us all
Nolan Ryan, he stands straight, he stands tall
He don’t mess around boys
He just throws a mean fast ball

Right Field – Peter, Paul & Mary

Released in 1986 on the album No Easy Walk to Freedom

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Right field, it’s easy, you know.
You can be awkward and you can be slow
That’s why I’m here in right field
Just watching the dandelions grow

Night Game – Paul Simon

Released in 1975 on the album Still Crazy After All These Years

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

And the season lost
And the tarpaulin was rolled
Upon the winter frost


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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