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Monday, September 19, 2016

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Anyone who has ever been to a baseball game has undoubtedly heard the familiar lyrics, "Take me out to the ball game, take me out with the crowd..." However, I bet you never knew that this classic tune was created in 1908 when entertainer/songwriter Jack Norworth scribbled some lyrics on scrap paper during a train ride to Manhattan, New York.

Norworth later gave the lyrics to Albert Von Tilzer who composed the music, and the song went on to be published by the New York Music Company. "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" was a hit before the year was over! It took Norworth a total of 15 minutes to write a song that has been sung during the seventh inning stretch at nearly every baseball game in the country.

Now that you know a little bit more history about baseball's favorite song, let's find out a few more tidbits about the sport that has become an American pastime.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat."

HINT: (1880-1925), Major League Baseball player, pitcher for the New York Giants and Cincinnati Reds, one of the first five players elected to the Hall of Fame in 1936.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

The inventor of baseball is also credited with firing the first Union shot of Civil war.

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The baseball tradition of spring training came about because in 1885 the Chicago White Stockings went to Hot Springs in Arkansas to prepare for the new season.

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In July 1934, Babe Ruth paid a fan $20 dollars for the return of the baseball he hit for his 700th career home run.

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In an effort to sell more licensed apparel, minor-league baseball teams were changing their names so often that the sport's governing body now limits franchises to team name changes every three years.

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The first perfect nine innings baseball game was achieved by John Lee Richmond on June 12, 1880.

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Baseball ended one of its oldest traditions in 1997 when inter league play begin for the first time. This means that teams from the American league can play National league teams during the regular season. The first inter league game was played on June 12, 1997.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat."

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