Is Every Line in 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame' the Title of a Baseball Book?
Nearly. Follow the bouncing ball, kids:
- Take me out to the ball game (“A Book of History, Hits, and Heros” by Kevin Osborn; also many, many children's books)
- Take me out to the crowd (“Ted Turner and the Atlanta Braves” by Robert A. Field)
- Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks (“A Baseball Novel” by M.Z. Ribalow)
- I don't care if we never get back (“30 Games in 30 Days on the Best Worst Baseball Road Trip Ever” by Ben Blatt and Eric Brewster)
- Let's root, root, root for the home team (“Minor League Baseball's Most Off-the-Wall Team Names and the Stories Behind Them” by Tim Hagerty)
- If they don't win it's a shame (“The Year the Marlins Bought the World Series” by Dave Rosenbaum)
- For it's one, two, three strikes, you're out (“The Cal Hubbard Story” by Mary Beth Hubard; also numerous books on the “three strikes” law in the U.S.)
- At the old ball game (“Stories from Baseball's Golden Era” by Jeff Silverman)
Yes, some lyrics are fudged (“to” instead of “with”; “we” instead of “I”), and the Hubbard book is really “Strike 3, You're Out,” but thought I'd go with it.
Anyone know others?