Middle Of The 7th Inning
We owe a debt of gratitude to some deserving soul or souls who penned the words of this musical ditty which many generations have loved, and has made them to feel a kinship with the game of baseball.
Recently while attending and enjoying a game between the Birmingham Barons and the Jacksonville Suns at historic Rickwood Field in Birmingham,Alabama one of the ole timers at the game related to me how and where this song originated.
His telling of it's origin seemed plausible and his telling with conviction leads me to think his version of how the song came into being is more truthful than just a myth.
AT THE OLE BALL GAME !!!!
As the gentleman was telling it to me, "The words of the Baseball Game Song was formed and put together by two local Chicago gents while riding the elevated "L" train long ago going out to the game in dear ole Chicago."
Chicago the great sprawling Industrial and Trading Metropolis of the Midwest has provided this Nation with much since Mrs O'Leary's cow played havoc and burned the place down.
Now as we understand out of the "Windy City" comes the "Song of Baseball" clear as a bell and forever endured by our hudddled masses and baseball fans the world over.
Now back to my story.
The story goes that neither of these fellers had never had the pleasure of going to a baseball game.
You can almost hear it in the syncopatic words of their song their longing and simplistic plea of someday having the means or the where-with-all for one day to actually enjoy a game out at the ole ball park.
Now take me to task on this one and if you know another version of how or when or who penned these words please share it and enlighten the Baseball World the writers of this wonderful baseball musical which every Americans knows.
The common use of baseball lingo in referring to "The Baseball Song" as a "Classic" is truly appropriate for it has withstood the test of time and is endured and known throughout America and is International in every aspect.
Batter Up----Let's Play Ball....