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Play Ball! The National Pastime in Popular Song

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Afterglow salutes warmer weather and the beginning of the baseball season with a tribute to America's national pastime.

Stepping up to the plate are Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelley, Les Brown, and Sarah Vaughan, with Count Basie, Vince Guaraldi, and Dave Frishberg on deck as well.

We'll also hear Mickey Mantle join Teresa Brewer for a call-and-response on "I Love Mickey," the Treniers serenading the "Say-Hey Kid" Willie Mays, and comedian Phil Foster issuing a humorous but passionate 1957 plea to "keep the Dodgers in Brooklyn."

Listen to the full, original 1908 version of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame":

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