70+ Songs About Baseball (Old & New)

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70+ Songs About Baseball (Old & New)

Baseball is an iconic American sport beloved by many which is why it has become quite a popular topic in many songs. It might just surprise just how many songs about baseball there are in a wide range of genres.

Songs About Baseball

I. Modern Songs About Baseball

There have been quite a few new songs about baseball in many genres from Pop to Country. These songs either focus on the love of the game or may represent something.

1) Buy a Boy a Baseball

Artist: Granger Smith
Album: Country Things
Year: 2020
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In this song, the singer is expressing that giving a boy a baseball and a few other things it will teach him valuable life lessons.

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2) The Hitter

Artist: Mark Erelli
Album: The Hitter
Year: 2019
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3) Catch

Artist: Brett Young
Album: Ticket to L.A
Year: 2018
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4) The Baseball Song

Artist: Corey Smith
Album: While The Gettin’ Is Good
Year: 2015
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5) Baseball Glove

Artist: Gord Bamford
Album: Christmas in Canada
Year: 2013
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II. Old Songs About Baseball 1960s to 90s

Baseball is a timeless sport that has been loved extremely passionately for many decades. This is something that is shown through these old songs about baseball from the 60s to the 90s.

1) Put Me In Coach

Artist: John Fogerty
Album: Centerfield
Year: 1985
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2) Night Game

Artist: Paul Simon
Album: Still Crazy After All These Years
Year: 1975
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3) Van Lingle Mungo

Artist: Dave Frishberg
Album: The Dave Frishberg Songbook: Volume No 1
Year: 1981
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4) Right Field

Artist: Peter, Paul, and Mary
Album: No Easy Walk to Freedom
Year: 1986
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5) Talkin’ Baseball (Willie, Mickey and the Duke)

Artist: Terry Cashman
Album: Passin’ It On – America’s Baseball Heritage In Song
Year: 1981
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“Talkin’ Baseball”, is a song that celebrates the great players of baseball at the time and references a few of their achievements.

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6) Nolan Ryan (He’s A Hero To Us All)

Artist: Jerry Jeff Walker
Album: Navajo Rug
Year: 1991
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7) A Song About Baseball

Artist: Bob Bennett
Album: Matters of the Heart
Year: 1982
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8) Knock It Out of the Park

Artist: Sam & Dave
Album: Sweat ‘n’ Soul: Anthology (1995-1971)
Year: 1993
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III. Baseball Songs for Kids

Whether you want your kid to pick up a new sport or your kid is already a baseball fan, they will love these baseball songs. Kids baseball songs aim to encourage the kids to get out and play some baseball.

1) Joe DiMaggio Done It Again

Artist: Billy Bragg, Wilco
Album: Mermaid Avenue Vol. II
Year: 2000
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2) Take Me Out To The Ball

Artist: Finny The Shark
Album: Single
Year: 2021
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This classic baseball songs which has had many renditions simply express someone who wants to get out and watch the baseball game.

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3) Take Me Out To The Ball Game

Artist: Super Simple Songs
Album: Humpty Dumpty & More Kids Songs
Year: 2017
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4) Take Me Out to Ball Game

Artist: Cocomelon
Album: Cocomelon Kids Hits, Vol. 6
Year: 2018
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5) Baseball Ball, Fun in the Sun

Artist: Dora the Explorer
Album: Dora the Explorer
Year: 2004
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6) Baseball Dreams (At The Bottom Of The Sea)

Artist: Ralph’s World
Album: At the Bottom of the Sea
Year: 2009
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IV. Rock Songs About Baseball

Rock songs about baseball usually reference the iconic moments or players that have been experienced in baseball history and celebrate them in these songs.

1) Cubs in Five

Artist: The Mountain Goats
Album: Nine Black Poppies
Year: 1995
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2) Glory Days

Artist: Bruce Springsteen
Album: Born in the U.S.A
Year: 1984
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In “Glory Days”, the singer is reminiscing about his life. In the song, he mentions thinking about his friend who was a good baseball player.

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3) Centerfield

Artist: John Fogerty
Album: Centerfield
Year: 1985
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4) Bill Lee

Artist: Warren Zevon
Album: Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School
Year: 1980
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5) I’m Shipping Up to Boston

Artist: Dropkick Murphys
Album: The Warrior’s Code
Year: 2005
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6) Catfish

Artist: Bob Dylan
Album: The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3 (Rare & Unreleased)
Year: 1991
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V. Rap/Hip Hop Songs About Baseball

In Rap and Hip Hop songs, baseball can be a reference to playing a strategic game or simply a song that is expressing the love of the game.

1) Saga of Dandy, the Devil & Day

Artist: Ultramagnetic MCS
Album: The Four Horsemen
Year: 1993
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2) Just a Friendly Game of Baseball

Artist: Main Source
Album: Boyz n the Hood
Year: 1991
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In “Just a Friendly Game of Baseball”, baseball is used to reference the action of police brutality.

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3) Chocolate Strawberry

Artist: Darryl Strawberry
Album: Bad At Rap
Year: 2013
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4) Batter Up

Artist: Nelly, Ali, Murphy Lee
Album: Country Grammar
Year: 2000
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5) I Love Mickey

Artist: Teresa Brewer Feat. Mickey Mantle
Album: Miss Music
Year: 2000
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6) Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball?

Artist: Natalie Cole
Album: Single
Year: 1994
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7) Say Hay (The Willie Mays Song)

Artist: The Treniers
Album: Baseballs Greatest Hits
Year: 1989
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VI. Punk Songs About Baseball

Most punk songs about baseball are an expression of how thrilling and captivating this sport can be. A few of these songs even reference unforgettable moments in baseball history.

1) Thunderstruck

Artist: AC/DC
Album: The Razors Edge
Year: 1990
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2) Enter Sandman

Artist: Metallica
Album: Metallica
Year: 1991
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3) Welcome To The Jungle

Artist: Guns N’ Roses
Album: Appetite for Destruction
Year: 1987
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4) Tessie

Artist: Dropkick Murphys
Album: Fever Pich
Year: 2005
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Tessie is the mascot of the Boston Red Sox and expresses how this mascot supports the team and gets the crowd excited during the game.

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5) Baseball Card Lover

Artist: Rockin’ Richie Ray
Album: Baseball’s Greatest Hits
Year: 1995
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6) Baseball

Artist: Ozma
Album: Rock and Roll Part Three
Year: 2001
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VII. Country Baseball Songs

There are probably more Country songs about baseball compared to other music genres. Usually, Country songs about baseball express the love that they have for the game.

1) The Greatest

Artist: Kenny Rogers
Album: She Rides Wild Horses
Year: 1999
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2) America’s Favorite Pastime

Artist: Todd Snider
Album: The Excitement Plan
Year: 2009
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3) Load Up the Bases (The Baseball Song)

Artist: Whiskey Falls
Album: Whiskey Falls
Year: 2007
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4) That’s the Way Baseball Go”

Artist: Merle Haggard
Album: That’s the Way Baseball Go”
Year: 2011
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5) Cheap Seats

Artist: Alabama
Album: Cheap Seats
Year: 1993
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6) Love, Love, Love My Baseball

Artist: Ace Diamond
Album: Playin’ Baseball
Year: 2009
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“Love, Love, Love My Baseball”, is an expression of how passionate supporters of this sports game are.

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7) Swing

Artist: Trace Adkins
Album: Dangerous Man
Year: 2006
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VIII. Sentimental Baseball Songs

There are quite a few sentimental songs in baseball history. Usually, these songs are sentimental because they reference an important part of baseball history and bring these memories back.

1) D-O-D-G-E-R-S Song

Artist: Danny Kaye
Album: Single
Year: 1962
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2) 1976

Artist: The Baseball Project
Album: Volume 2: High and Inside
Year: 2011
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3) (Love Is Like a) Baseball Game

Artist: The Intruders
Album: Cowboys to Girls
Year: 1968
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4) A Dying Cub Fan’s Last Request

Artist: Steve Goodman
Album: Affordable Art
Year: 1984
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5) All the Way

Artist: Eddie Vedder
Album: All the Way
Year: 2008
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6) Take Me Out To The Ball Game

Artist: Ace Diamond
Album: Playin’ Baseball
Year: 2009
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7) I Don’t Dance

Artist: Ryan, C.H.A.D
Album: High School Musical 2
Year: 2007
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While “I Don’t Dance” may not be a sentimental song to some baseball lovers but it is a sentimental baseball song to millennials.

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IX.  Sad Songs About Baseball

Like with all sports there are ups and downs, your team will sometimes win and other times lose. This is why some sad songs will help you through the low baseball moments.

1) Brown Eyed Handsome Man

Artist: Chuck Berry
Album: Too Much Monkey Business
Year: 1956
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2) Under the Bridge

Artist: Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Album: Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Year: 1991
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While “Under the Bridge” does not directly sing about baseball, it is a great song to play to help with the blues when your team looses.

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X. Songs with Baseball in the Lyrics

Baseball appears in the lyrics of several songs in a wide range of genres. Some of these songs are referring to the game while others are using baseball to reference another meaning.

1) Lost In Hollywood

Artist: System of a Down
Album: Mezmerize
Year: 2005
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2) Baseball Cap

Artist: Faithless
Album: Faithless
Year: 1996
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3) Echo & the Bunnymen

Artist: Baseball Bill& Bunnymen
Album: Echo & the Bunnymen
Year: 1997
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4) Baseball Blue

Artist: Claire Hamill
Album: One House Left Standing
Year: 1972
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5) Free The Animal

Artist: Sia
Album: 1000 Forms of Fear
Year: 2014
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In “Free The Animal”, the lyric that mentions baseball is, “Hit me like a baseball”.

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6) Baseball

Artist: Michael Franks
Album: One Bad Habit
Year: 1980
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