The Ultimate List of Baseball Music for the Ballpark [Playlist Included]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton | Feb 10, 2016 12:05:30 PM
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When I think back on my childhood, I remember it spent at the ballpark. And I can remember my first Major League game like it was yesterday.

And the baseball music that accompanied so many of these moments.

But what I loved the most, were the sounds I heard. The crack of the bat. The thump of a strike. The roar of a sea of people. The boos. The ump's call: strike three. The silence before the pivotal moment.

That is what we want to talk about in today's blog: BASEBALL MUSIC. The musical notes that take us right back to the ballpark.

Read on to hear the songs of baseball that mark the times. And your childhood.


There's a song for every possible moment in baseball culture. And to prove it, we have a list of songs marked by the game, and will undoubtedly keep you coming back for more.

 

The Ultimate Baseball Music Ballpark Soundtrack

 

National Anthem - Demi Lovato

Starting the game off right.

 
 

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

You'll hear the first verse and then you'll recognize this timeless classic.

 
 

Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond - Red Sox

When you need a good song to remind you of the reason you love baseball.

 
 

Don't Stop Believin - Journey - SF Giants

This battle cry has ignited many a Giant rally.

 

The Boys of Summer - Don Henley - Dodgers

A song lamenting the move of the Brooklyn Dodgers to Los Angeles.

 
 

The Natural - Texas Rangers

If there is a more heroically appropriate homerun song, please step forward and share it.

 

We Are Family - Sister Sledge - Pittsburgh Pirates

If you don't feel like hugging a Pirates fan by the end of this song, we're probably not family.

 

Cleveland Rocks - Ian Hunter - Clevelands

It may be cheesy, but it gets the fans lit.

 
 

Celebration - Kool & The Gang - Oakland A's

Their rise to prominence as real contenders is cause for celebration.

 

Bye Bye Baby - Giants

This song just about made a Giants fan outta me.

 
 

Baltimore Magic - Orioles

I seriously hope they NEVER pull this song out of the homegame song rotation.

 
 

Meet the Mets - Mets

"Step right up and greet the Mets!
Bring your kiddies,
bring your wife;
Guaranteed to have the time of your life." Truer words, you will never find.

 
 

Here Come the Yankees - Yankees

What a fight song. Play this and you're sure to get amped.

 
 

Go Go Astros - Astros

They're breathing orange fire down in Houston.

 
 

Brewer Fever - Brewer

There are quite a bit of puns at work in this one.

 
 

The Sand Man - Closer - Mariano Rivera

You'll find this song listed under "Intimidation" in your Merrium-Webster's. 

 
 

Hell's Bells - Closer - Trevor Hoffman

Truly, hitters must hate the effect this song has on team morale.

  

America the Beautiful - Ray Charles - Sandlot 

Baseball, 'Merica.

 


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Thanks for reading and have a great week! Leave a comment with your favorite baseball tune!

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Written by Camille D.C. Sutton

Let's just say that I can hang with the best of them in a game of serious wiffle ball. An expert observer, baseball admirer, and baseball coach's daughter, I'm just here to share the latest and greatest in baseball development, baseball training, and maybe some of my peanuts at the ballpark.

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