flatters me more than to have it assumed that I
could write prose-unless it be to have it
assumed that I once pitched a baseball with
- Poet Robert Frost
first inspired the imagination of the American public,
baseball has been the inspiration of numerous songs
and musical compositions. On this page we have
collected many examples of this music.
We have created and are offering
for download a collection of unique 19th Century and
early 20th Century instrumental and vocal sheet music related to
baseball, as well as a collection of traditional tunes related to
baseball prepared as notated arrangements. We also
recently added a PDF collection of unique ephemera
extras related to baseball in early America.
We also have a Windows
baseball screen saver created from
dozens of images of early old-time baseball, a few of
which you can see on this page.
We also now have a free
collection of classic baseball music in MP3 format.
"I see great things in baseball,
It will take our people out-of-doors, fill them
with oxygen, give them a larger physical stoicism,
tend to relieve us from being a nervous, dyspeptic
set, repair those losses and be a blessing to us."
- Walt Whitman
of the following pieces of sheet music listed
below are now available for download. The old
American sheet music is scans of the original
sheet music, and we provide this music in
"PDF" format. The music in the instrumental and vocal PDF files are
prepared for easy black and white
on a standard paper size.
At The Baseball Game
Ball Club March
Home Run Gallop
Bat & Ball March
Baseball Polka 2
Baseball March & Two Step
The Baseball March
Bat & Ball March 2
Home Run Gallop
This piece is for piano and multiple solo intrument parts
Home Run Quickstep
Home Run Polka
Live Oak Polka
Base Ball Polka
Three Strike Two Step
Live Oak Polka
Vocal - Keyboard
America's National Game
Babe Ruth - He Is A Home Run Guy
Babe Ruth 1
Babe Ruth 2
Baseball On The Brain
I Can't Miss That Ballgame
I Want To Go To TheBallgame
Oh You Red Sox
Take Me Out To The Ball Game
Take Your Girl To The Ball Game
The Day I Played Baseball
The Umpire Is A Most Unhappy Man
Three Cheers-Baseball Is A Grand Old Game
That Baseball Rag-MP3
A Home Run
The Baseball Glide
That Baseball Rag
Traditional Baseball Tunes
This PDF contains traditional music tunes related to baseball, simply arranged with guitar chords and a basic keyboard accompaniment. You can use these basic arrangements to create your own versions using these tunes.
Dancing A Jig in the Outfield Grass
Over the Fence!
Over the Slump and Back Again!
Spring Has Finally Come!
Spring Will Someday Come
The Baseball Trot
The Beer Song
The Double Play Jig
The Homer!- MP3
The Last Throw
The Pitcher's Curve
The Slide Scottische
The Winning Play
Baseball Extra PDFs
This PDF contains scans of the old original
publications prepared for easy black and white printing
Baseball vs Opera - A Musical Post
At The Bat", one of the
early publications of the poem,
Off The Bat and Baseball Ballads - 2 full books of baseball poems and ballads
ABC - An 1885
children's book using baseball to teach
the alphabet, with illustrations.
Old Time Baseball
This is a Windows
screen saver, filled with
dozens of original old- time baseball
images, a few of which are featured on
this page. The images are displayed
randomly each time the screen saver opens.
The images include engravings from
publications, comic images, sheet music
covers and more. After downloading the
screensaver, you can copy it to the
directory where your screensavers are
saved and choose it as your default screensaver.
Or on some Windows system you can "right
click" on the downloaded file and choose
"install", or "test" if you want to view
the screen saver before installing. If you
have any questions about this send us an - e-mail
The price is $2.00.
After your Paypal or credit-card payment
is processed, you will be immediately
directed to the download link.
Screen Saver - $2.00
Kerouac's Baseball Fantasy Game
An American baseball haiku,
by the famous Beat poet Jack Kerouac
(recorded with jazz and other haiku on Blues
and Haikus in 1959):
Empty baseball field
__ A robin,
Hops along the bench
thing not too well known about the legendary
American Beat writer and poet Jack Kerouac
is that almost all his life he played a
baseball card game of his own invention. Go to this page and read all about that amazing homemade
baseball card game.
|The National Game
by John Phillip Sousa - 1925
With its popular reputation and good wages,
the Sousa Band was able to recruit some of the
best musicians around.
For 39 years, this large group toured the
country by train. A Sousa Band tour would last
for many months, often with several
performances each day and only a few days off
for travel between cities. The band traveled
to every corner of the United States and did
several European tours and one world tour.
Together they traveled more than 1 million
miles, and they still managed to find the time
for other fun.
Sousa band had its own baseball team, and
Sousa was often the pitcher. They played
against local baseball teams and those of
rival bands. Sousa composed the piece featured
National Game (MP3).
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