Music – 1981 – Well Hello Baseball – Set To MLB Highlights As The Strike Ends And Baseball Returns

The 1981 Major League Baseball strike was the first work stoppage in Major League Baseball since the 1972 Major League Baseball strike that resulted in regular season games being cancelled. Overall, it was the fourth work stoppage since 1972….but actions in 1973, 1976, and 1980 did not result in any regular season games being cancelled.   The 1981 MLB strike began on…

Music – 1981 – Terry Cashman – Talkin Baseball – With MLB Highlights Of Willie Mickey + The Duke

“Talkin’ Baseball (Willie, Mickey & The Duke)“ is a 1981 song written and performed by Terry Cashman…. in a song describes the history of American major league baseball from the 1950’s to the beginning of the 1980’s…..when the song was originally released during the 1981 Major League Baseball strike….while being inspired by a picture of the three New York City…

Music – 1979 – Take Me Out To The Ballgame – Put To Great Photos Of Fans At The Ballgames

“Take Me Out to the Ball Game“ is a 1908 Tin Pan Alley song by Jack Norworth and Albert Von Tilzer….which has become the official anthem of baseball all over the world….although neither of its authors had attended a game prior to writing the song….as the song’s chorus is traditionally sung during the middle of the seventh inning of a baseball game….which is…

Music – 1950 – Chuck and Bob Loomis – Stan The Man – Put To Highlights Of Cardinals 1B Stan Musial

Stan Musial began the 1950’s by posting a .350 batting average before participating in the 1950 All-Star Game….where in fan balloting he was the National League’s # 2 choice…..as he had the longest hitting streak of his career during the 1950 season….with a 30-game stretch that ended on July 27.  With the Cardinals falling 14 games…

Music – 1934 – Roy Acuff – Wabash Cannonball – With Hilites 1934 World Series StL Cards Vs Dodgers

“The Great Rock Island Route”, also known as “Wabash Cannonball”, is the title of an American folk song that describes the scenic beauty and predicaments of the Wabash Cannonball Express as it traveled on the Great Rock Island train route. Over many years, this popular song’s music has remained unchanged, while the verses have been updated…

Music – 1956 – Ella Fitzgerald – Anything Goes – Put To Highlights Of Major League Baseball

“Anything Goes“ is a song written by Cole Porter for his 1934 musical Anything Goes….as many of the lyrics include humorous references to figures of scandal and gossip from Depression-era high society. One couplet refers to Samuel Goldwyn’s box-office failure Nana starring Anna Sten….whose English was said to be incomprehensible to all except Goldwyn….since Goldwyn was from Poland and Sten Ukraine).   Frank Sinatra recorded the song…

Music – 1973 – Frank Sinatra – There Used To Be A Ballpark Right Here – Put To Ebbets Field Hilites

Ebbets Field was a Major League Baseball stadium in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York….and was known mainly for having been the home of the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team of the National League, from 1913 to 1957….but it was also home to three National Football League teams in the 1920’s. Ebbets Field was demolished in 1960 and replaced by apartment buildings. Ebbets Field was one of…

Golf + MLB – 1970 – Highlights – Tony Jacklin Wins US Open + Retirement Beloved MLB Ump Emmett Ashford

Emmett Ashford (November 23, 1914 – March 1, 1980), nicknamed Ash, was the first African American umpire in Major League Baseball….while working in the American League from 1966 to 1970.  By the early 1960’s, many West Coast sportswriters began to suggest that Ashford be promoted to the major leagues….so, in September 1965, Ashford’s contract was sold to the American League…..and Emmett made his debut at D.C. Stadium on April 11,…

Baseball – 1984 – S I Sportsman Of The Year Award Show – Candidates From Baseball With Stan Musial

The 1984 Sports Illustrated “Sportsman of the Year Award” show was hosted by NFL / NFL broadcast great Merlin Olsen…..who introduced Stan The Man Musial to cover the candidates for the award from the world of MLB by a highlights review of Musial’s 1957 season…..for which he was selected by Sports Illustrated as the Sportsman of the Year…..as…