"Take Me Out to the Ball Game" is an early-20th century Tin Pan Alley song which became the unofficial anthem of baseball -- though neither of its authors had ever been to a game. The song is traditionally sung during the seventh-inning stretch of a baseball game, in spite of the technicality that it is written from the perspective of someone not currently watching a game. Fans are encouraged to sing along.
The words were written in 1908 by Jack Norworth, who while riding a subway train, was inspired by a sign that said "Baseball Today 窶・Polo Grounds". The words were set to music by Albert Von Tilzer, although neither had ever seen a baseball game.The song was first sung by Norworth's wife Nora Bayes and popularized by various vaudeville acts.
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