Like they say in the Busch Beer commercials from back in the 1980’s….“It just doesn’t get any better than this!!”…..as seen in this video excerpt from NBC Sports broadcast of Game 1 of the 1986 MLB World Series between the Boston Red Sox verses the New York Mets….cuz the little “toe-haired, freckle faced” baseball fan that sings “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” is just too cute and precious….for there isn’t a baseball fan anywhere that won’t enjoy watching this video herewith.
“Take Me Out to the Ball Game“ is an early-20th century Tin Pan Alley song which became the unofficial anthem of baseball….albei neither of its authors had ever been to a game. The song is traditionally sung during the seventh-inning stretch of a baseball game, in spite of being written from the perspective of someone not at a game. Fans are encouraged to sing along.The words were written in 1908 by Jack Norworth….who while riding a subway train was inspired by a sign that said “Baseball Today at the Polo Grounds”…..as these words were set to music by Albert Von Tilzer….when both men finally saw their first Major League Baseball games 32 and 20 years later, respectively…..and we here at ImaSportsphile are pretty certain that neither men ever had any idea that a 3 year old “all American boy” would ever be singing their song on national tv….so, any way you cut the pie….this video is well worth the price of admission….and just a pure joy to watch.