It’s a big birthday for baseball’s favorite song–one that includes a new book and special US stamp.
It was written about a girl–when girls going to ballparks was still a bit of a novelty.
In the 100 years since Jack Norworth penned the lyrics, Take Me Out to the Ball Game has become an American icon.
Sung by millions of fans, covered by plenty of famous artists, blasted out of the press box by Harry Caray and butchered by his honorary successors, the song is a big part of baseball culture.
This year, the song turns 100 years old and a new book entitled "Baseball’s Greatest Hit" has just hit store shelves.
The U.S. Postal Service will release a new commemorative first class stamp late this summer featuring a 19th century baseball scene.
The stamp image is based on a circa-1880 “trade card” from the personal collection of art director Richard Sheaff of Scottsdale, AZ. The original card shows a baseball scene and contains words promoting a product made by a Michigan company. The stamp art shows the same scene but replaces the product-related words with “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” the stamp denomination, notes from the music, and the words “United States of America.”