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Lupton Baseball Stadium                           America’s Favorite
                                                    Baseball Song
        Did you know...?
                                               Its spring and Baseball returns for another season. It’s a sport built
       The lyric                               on tradition and evokes more nostalgia among Americans - Baseball
       “Buy me some                            is America’s favorite pastime. Nothing beats sitting in your favorite
       peanuts and Cracker                     ball park, watching your favorite team, with a hotdog and singing the
       Jacks” increased                        game’s popular song, which has been said to be the game’s anthem,
       sales of the crunchy                    Take Me Out to the Ball Game.
       popcorn treat, which
       were an instant hit when introduced at  The grand-slam of all baseball songs, Take Me Out to the Ball Game
       the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair           has become the unofficial anthem of America’s national pastime.
                                               It has been ranked in survey polls as one of the top ten songs of
                                               the twentieth century and is second only to “Happy Birthday” and
                                               “The Star Spangled Banner” as the most easily recognized songs in

                                               According to the Library of Congress, on May 2, 1908, the United
                                               States Copyright Office received two copies of the song. The sheet
                                               music was submitted for copyright by composer Albert Von Tilzer
                                               (1878-1856) and lyricist Jack Norworth (1879-1959) – two men
                                               who had never been to a baseball game. Norworth claimed that
                                               his inspiration for Take Me Out to the Ball Game came from an
                                               advertisement for an upcoming baseball game that he saw on a New
                                               York subway train that read” “Baseball Today – Polo Grounds.”

                                               Every summer, in ball parks across the country, a familiar refrain is
                                               heard during the seventh inning of every game:

                                                                       Take me out to the ball game,
                                                                        Take me out with the crowd.
                                                                 Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack,
                                                                       I don’t care if I never get back,
                                                                Let me root, root, root for the home team,
                                                                        If they don’t win it’s a shame
                                                                 For it’s one, two, three strikes, you’re out,

                                                                            At the old ball game.

                                               Not many fans are aware that Take Me out to the Ball Game is really
                                               romantic in nature, about a baseball-loving girl, Katie Casey who
                                               asked her beau to take her to a baseball game rather than a show.

                                               As a baseball fan, the next time you are in Lupton Baseball Stadium
                                               watching your Purple and White Frogs, or at another of your favorite
                                               ball parks and when it’s the seventh inning, stand up, sing and have

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