#4341 – 2008 42c Take me out to the Ballgame

Condition
Price
Qty
- Mint Stamp(s)
Ships in 1 business day. i
$1.65
- Used Stamp(s)
Ships in 1 business day. i
$0.20
Mounts - Click Here
Condition
Price
Qty
- MM62250 Vertical Mounts, Black, Split-back, Pre-cut, 32 x 47 millimeters (1-1/4 x 1-7/8 inches)
Ships in 1 business day. i
$4.75
- MM4209Mystic Clear Mount 32x47mm - 50 precut mounts
Ships in 1 business day. i
$3.95

U.S. #4341
Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Issue Date: July 16, 2008
City:
Washington, DC

Baseball’s unofficial anthem, “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” was written in 1908 by Jack Norworth with a melody by Albert Von Tilzer.  Neither had ever seen a baseball game before writing the song. 

Inspired by a sign on the subway that said, “Baseball Today – Polo Grounds,” Norworth got an idea for a skit involving a woman who was more of a baseball fan than the boys.  Norworth wrote the song during the 30-minute subway ride, and then asked Von Tilzer to compose a melody.  The song was published in May, but was not recorded until October. 

The two verses of the song are about a pretty girl named Katie Casey who asks her beau to take her to a ball game rather than a show.  The female point of view made the song a hit with women, who bought the sheet music to play on the piano.

In the 1970s, Chicago White Sox announcer Harry Caray and owner Bill Veeck made the song a baseball tradition.  Veeck suggested that Caray sing the song over the loudspeaker and now the song is the anthem of the seventh inning stretch in nearly every major and minor league baseball park.

In 2008, the U.S. Postal Service commemorated the 100th anniversary of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” with a 42¢ stamp.

Read More - Click Here

  • Get Mystic's exclusive Historic Postage Stamps of the United States album U.S. Stamp Starter Kit – #M11986

    This is a great album to start with because it pictures U.S stamps that are easy to find and buy. Pages illustrated on one side only, high quality paper, every stamp identified with Scott numbers. Includes history of each stamp. Affordable - same design as Mystic's American Heirloom album.

    $14.95
    BUY NOW
  • 3-Volume American Heirloom Album and 200 Used US Stamps – #M8104 3-Volume American Heirloom Album – #M8104

    America's best-selling album. Pictures most every U.S. postage stamp issued 1847-2016, over 5,000 stamps with Scott numbers. Pages filled with stamp history. This album is a great value!

    $49.95
    BUY NOW
  • Premium Hingeless American Heirloom Album Premium Hingeless American Heirloom Album – #M11954

    Similar to standard American Heirloom album but includes mounts that are already attached to pages, saving you time and effort. Sturdier pages than American Heirloom. Includes Scott numbers and stamp history. This volume is for stamps issued 1935-1966, over 600 stamps. Higher quality album than Heirloom.

    $99.95
    BUY NOW

U.S. #4341
Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Issue Date: July 16, 2008
City:
Washington, DC

Baseball’s unofficial anthem, “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” was written in 1908 by Jack Norworth with a melody by Albert Von Tilzer.  Neither had ever seen a baseball game before writing the song. 

Inspired by a sign on the subway that said, “Baseball Today – Polo Grounds,” Norworth got an idea for a skit involving a woman who was more of a baseball fan than the boys.  Norworth wrote the song during the 30-minute subway ride, and then asked Von Tilzer to compose a melody.  The song was published in May, but was not recorded until October. 

The two verses of the song are about a pretty girl named Katie Casey who asks her beau to take her to a ball game rather than a show.  The female point of view made the song a hit with women, who bought the sheet music to play on the piano.

In the 1970s, Chicago White Sox announcer Harry Caray and owner Bill Veeck made the song a baseball tradition.  Veeck suggested that Caray sing the song over the loudspeaker and now the song is the anthem of the seventh inning stretch in nearly every major and minor league baseball park.

In 2008, the U.S. Postal Service commemorated the 100th anniversary of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” with a 42¢ stamp.