Talkin' Baseball

Album: Cooperstown (1981)
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  • The Whiz Kids had won it,
    Bobby Thomson had done it,
    And Yogi read the comics all the while.
    Rock 'n roll was being born,
    Marijuana, we would scorn,
    So down on the corner,
    The national past-time went on trial.

    We're talkin' baseball!
    Kluszewski, Campanella.
    Talkin' baseball!
    The Man and Bobby Feller.
    The Scooter, the Barber, and the Newc,
    They knew 'em all from Boston to Dubuque.
    Especially Willie, Mickey, and the Duke.

    Well, Casey was winning,
    Hank Aaron was beginning,
    One Robbie going out, one coming in.
    Kiner and Midget Gaedel,
    The Thumper and Mel Parnell,
    And Ike was the only one winning down in Washington.

    We're talkin' baseball!
    Kluszewski, Campanella.
    Talkin' baseball!
    The Man and Bobby Feller.
    The Scooter, the Barber, and the Newc,
    They knew 'em all from Boston to Dubuque.
    Especially Willie, Mickey, and the Duke.

    Now my old friend, The Bachelor,
    Well, he swore he was the Oklahoma Kid.
    And Cookie played hooky,
    To go and see the Duke.
    And me, I always loved Willie Mays,
    Those were the days!

    Well, now it's the 80's,
    And Brett is the greatest,
    And Bobby Bonds can play for everyone.
    Rose is at the Vet,
    And Rusty again is a Met,
    And the great Alexander is pitchin' again in Washington.

    I'm talkin' baseball!
    Like Reggie, Quisenberry.
    Talkin' baseball!
    Carew and Gaylord Perry,
    Seaver, Garvey, Schmidt and Vida Blue,
    If Cooperstown is calling, it's no fluke.
    They'll be with Willie, Mickey, and the Duke.

    Willie, Mickey, and the Duke. (Say hey, say hey, say hey)
    It was Willie, Mickey and the Duke (Say hey, say hey, say hey)
    I'm talkin' Willie, Mickey and the Duke (Say hey, say hey, say hey)
    Willie, Mickey, and the Duke. (Say hey, say hey, say hey)
    Say Willie, Mickey, and the Duke. (Say hey, say hey, say hey)

Comments: 3

  • John from Chicago I thought the original version had Joe D, Joe D, Joe D as the final refrain instead of Say Hey, Say Hey, Say Hey
  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaFirst time I heard this was in 84 when Padres went to the world series.
  • Brent from Denair, CaEvery baseball fan can appreciate this song. You did not even need to grow up in the 50's, just understanding the history is enough. Awesome video as well.
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