Take Me Out To The Ballgame

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Spring is here, summer's already in the air and the "Boys of Summer" have taken to the green fields sprinkled across North America. Here's a show devoted to America's pastime. As Gerald Early observed, "I think there are only three things that America will be known for 2,000 years from now.the Constitution, jazz and baseball."

There's a vast body of baseball songs performed in folk and acoustic music. This show touches only a small part of that. However, there are sets devoted to the fabled World Series woes of the Chicago Cubs, historic baseball in New York, famous players of the game and the wonderful baseball ballads of Chuck Brodsky, many of them enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Carly Simon, Take Me Out To The Ballgame, Baseball, Elektra Nonesuch

  • Big League Orchestra, Star-Spangled Banner, Baseball, Elektra Nonesuch

  • Terry Cashman, Opening Day, Passin' It On, Sony/Legacy

  • Chuck Brodsky, The Ballad Of Me And Jones, A Fingerpainter's Murals, Waterbug

  • Sister Wynona Carr, The Ballgame, Baseball's Greatest Hits, Rhino

  • Doc & Merle Watson, Take Me Out To The Ballgame, Baseball's Greatest Hits, Rhino


  • Chuck Brodsky, Curse Of The Billy Goat, Tulips For Lunch, Waterbug

  • Stormy Weather, The Land Of Wrigley, Baseball's Greatest Hits, Rhino

  • Steve Goodman, A Dying Cub Fan's Last Request, No Big Surprise, Red Pajamas


  • Sam Bush, The Wizard Of Oz, King Of My World, Sugar Hill

  • Dave Frishberg, Van Lingle Mungo, Baseball's Greatest Hits, Rhino

  • Bob Dylan, Catfish, The Bootleg Series, Columbia

  • Chuck Brodsky, Intro/Dock Ellis' No-No, Two Sets, Waterbug


  • Red Barber, Joe DiMaggio Radio Call (1937), Baseball, Elektra Nonesuch

  • Les Brown Orchestra, Joltin' Joe DiMaggio, Baseball, Elektra Nonesuch

  • Bob Wolff, Jackie Robinson Radio Call (1956), Baseball, Elektra Nonesuch

  • Natalie Cole, Did You See Jackie Robinson?, Baseball, Elektra Nonesuch

  • Terry Cashman, Willie Mickey & the Duke (Talkin' Baseball), Baseball's Greatest Hits, Rhino

  • Tom Russell, The Kid From Spavinaw, Modern Art, HighTone

  • Tom Russell, Closin' Sunny's Diner, Museum Of Memories, Dark Angel

  • Arlon Bennett, Summer's Voice, Summer's Voice, Red Sea Records


  • Chuck Brodsky, The Ballad Of Eddie Klepp, Letters In The Dirt, Letters In The Dirt, Red House

  • Chuck Brodsky, Moe Berg: The Song, Radio, Red House

  • Chuck Brodsky, Death Row All-Stars, Tulips For Lunch, Waterbug

  • Chuck Brodsky, Lefty, A Fingerpainter's Murals, Waterbug


  • Erik Balkey, Baseball In My Blood, While The Paint Dries, Hudson Harding Music