“Brass in Pocket“ is a 1979 single by The Pretenders….which was written by Chrissie Hynde and James Honeyman-Scott….while being produced by Chris Thomas…..as The Pretenders third single was their first big success….after soaring to # 1 one on the UK Singles Chart for two weeks in January 1980 by making it the first new # 1 single of the 1980’s….plus, it was # 2 in Australia during May 1980 for three weeks….and # 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States.
The lyrics describes the female singer about to have her first sexual encounter with a particular person…. as she is expressing her confidence that the experience will be successful. According to Rolling Stone magazine critic Ken Tucker….the song uses “an iron fist as a metaphor for the woman’s sexual clout.”…. when Rolling Stone Album Guide critic J. D. Considine described the song as “sassy”….while crediting the band for “putting bounce in each step” of it.
As seen in this video herewith….this Pretenders classic is put to highlights of outstanding plays made during the 1987 MLB season….which is a excerpt from the baseball television special “The Unofficial Baseball Handbook” hosted by Sean Mooney and Jim Spivey.