Take Who Out to the Ball Game?

Sidedoor Season 7
03.09.2022

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Baseball fan or not, you know this song…or at least, you think you do. “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” is one of the top three most recognizable songs in the country, next to “The Star Spangled Banner” and “Happy Birthday.” But long-forgotten lyrics reveal a feminist message buried amid the peanuts and cracker jack.

Guest speakers:

  • Dan Piazza, curator at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum 
  • Andy Strasberg, co-author of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game: Baseball’s Greatest Hit” 
  • George Boziwick, retired Chief of the Music Division of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and co-founder of the Red Skies Music Ensemble
  • Nancy Faust, retired organist for the Chicago White Sox

 

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