Baseball The Best Songs About Baseball  

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Baseball is America's pastime, so naturally, several songs have been written about the sport. Here is our list celebrating the best songs about baseball, ranked by your votes. Many baseball songs are written about specific baseball players, but a few are about specific teams. Several good rock songs that reference baseball have been written over the years.

John Fogerty's “Centerfield” is a classic baseball song. “Oh, put me in coach, I'm ready to play today/Put me in coach, I'm ready to play today/Look at me, I can be centerfield,” he sings on this great tune. Another of the top baseball songs would have to be Meat Loaf's “Paradise by the Dashboard Light.” The play-by-play breakdown in the middle of this track is unforgettable.

Eddie Vedder wrote his song, “All the Way,” in honor of the Chicago Cubs and Jay-Z mentions the New York Yankees in his hit, “Empire State of Mind.” Bob Dylan's “Catfish” is an ode to the pitcher Catfish Hunter.

Do you have a favorite baseball song? Add it to the lists and vote any other tracks you like to the top.

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Centerfield John Fogerty

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame Joey DeFrancesco

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Glory Days Bruce Springsteen

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Songs About Baseball
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All the Way Eddie Vedder

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Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball? Count Basie

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Tessie DropKick Murphys is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Songs About Baseball
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Go Cubs Go is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Songs About Baseball
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Joe DiMaggio Done It Again Wilco, Billy Bragg

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Mrs. Robinson Simon and Garfunkel

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The First Baseball Game Nat King Cole

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That’s the Way Baseball Go Merle Haggard

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Back to Baseball is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Songs About Baseball
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Look, It's Baseball Guided by Voices

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Knock It Out of the Park Sam & Dave

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Baseball Furies Buckethead

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Back to Baseball is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Songs About Baseball
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Empire State of Mind Jay-Z, Alicia Keys

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Baseball Bill Echo & the Bunnymen

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Catfish Bob Dylan

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Baseball Buddy Buckethead

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Don't Beat My Ass (With a Baseball Bat) Goo Goo Dolls