Below is some trivia about the game of baseball which you are probably aware of:
“In 1858, the first known baseball song was written, ‘The Base Ball Polka!’ It was not quite as famous as Jack Norworth’s 1908 classic, ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game’, which was written on some scrap paper on a train ride to Manhattan, New York. Norworth then provided those paper scrap lyrics to Albert Von Tilzer who composed the music which in turn was published by the York Music Company and before the year was over, a hit song was born.
Jack Norworth was a very successful vaudeville entertainer / songwriter and spent fifteen minutes writing this classic which is sung during the seventh inning stretch at nearly every ball park in the country. In 1927, he changed some lyrics and a second version appeared.”
And now you know how we enjoy the game of baseball in this small tropical country in Middle America. Good Day!