PART 1: The Power and the Glory – Sam Spence & John Facenda; Take Me Out to the Ball Game – Josh Kantor; Here Come the Yankees – New York Yankees; Meet the Mets (1962 vocal version) – New York Mets; Centerfield – John Fogerty; Field of Dreams: People Will Come – James Earl Jones (w/Timothy Busfield); Past Time – The Baseball Project; Places That Are Gone (original 1984 version) – Tommy Keene; Henry Aaron’s 715th Homer, 4/8/74 – Milo Hamilton; Cubs in Five – The Mountain Goats; Willie Mays’ Catch, 1954 World Series – Jack Brickhouse; Say Hey, Willie Mays – The Singing Wanderers; Say Hey (The Willie Mays Song) – Willie Mays of the New York Giants with The Treniers; Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Bruce Springstone; Derek Jeter’s First Homer, 4/2/96 – Phil Rizzuto & Bobby Murcer; All Future and No Past – The Baseball Project; Mike Yastrzemski Homers at Fenway, 9/18/19 – Mike Krukow & Duane Kuiper; The First Baseball Game – Nat “King” Cole; Bull Durham: What Crash Davis Believes – Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon & Tim Robbins; Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball – Count Basie & His Orchestra (Buddy Johnson, vocal); Robbie Doby Boogie – Brownie McGhee; The Mets Win the Damn Thing, 7/25/90 – Bob Murphy; Mets Win the World Series, 10/16/69 – Curt Gowdy; You’ve Gotta Have Heart – Damn Yankees Broadway Cast
PART 2: Casey at the Bat – DeWolf Hopper; Tessie – Billy Murray; Bucky Dent’s Homer, 10/2/78 – Bill White; Ted Fucking Williams – The Baseball Project; Red Sox Clinch 1967 Pennant; Tony (Boston’s Chosen Son) – The Baseball Project; Chris Chambliss Homers to Clinch Pennant for Yankees, 10/14/76 – Phil Rizzuto; Baseball Altamont – The Nightmares; Bevacqua – Tommy Lasorda; Piazza, New York Catcher – Belle & Sebastian; Mike Piazza’s Home Run at Shea, 9/21/01 – Howie Rose; Mets Vitalis Commercial – Gil Hodges (w/Jerry Koosman, Tom Seaver, Nolan Ryan & Gary Gentry); Nolan Ryan (He’s a Hero to Us All) – Jerry Jeff Walker; Madison Bumgarner Wins 2014 World Series for Giants, 10/29/14 – Joe Buck; Panda and the Freak – The Baseball Project; Bill Mazeroski Wins 1960 Series, 10/13/60 – Chuck Thompson; Satchel Paige Said – The Baseball Project; Lee Elia’s Tirade, 4/29/83 — Lee Elia; Go Cubs Go – Steve Goodman
PART 3: Bill Lee – Warren Zevon; Bang the Drum Slowly: Streets of Laredo – Tom Ligon (w/Michael Moriarty); Play by Play (I Saw It on the Radio) – Terry Cashman; Gratitude (for Curt Flood) – The Baseball Project; Denny McLain – SF Seals; Who’s on First – Abbott & Costello; Love Is Like a Baseball Game – The Intruders; Knock It Out the Park – Sam & Dave; The Cheap Seats – Alabama; Joe DiMaggio Done It Again – Billy Bragg & Wilco; Reggie Jackson’s Third Home Run, World Series Game 6, 10/18/77 – Keith Jackson, Howard Cosell & Tom Seaver; The Straw That Stirs the Drink – The Baseball Project; Roger Maris’ 61st Homer, 10/1/61 – Phil Rizzuto; Glory Days – Bruce Springsteen
PART 4: The Yankee Flipper – The Baseball Project; Bernie Carbo Ties World Series Game 6, 10/21/75 – Joe Garagiola, Tony Kubek & Dick Stockton; Carlton Fisk Wins 1975 World Series Game 6, 10/21/75 – Dick Stockton; Dock Ellis – SF Seals; The Death of Big Ed Delahanty – The Baseball Project; Ichiro Goes to the Moon – The Baseball Project; There Used to Be a Ballpark – Frank Sinatra; Casey Stengel & Mickey Mantle Testify Before Congress, 1958; I Love Mickey – Mickey Mantle & Teresa Brewer; Baseball Boogie – Mabel Scott; Mookie Wilson Grounds to Buckner, 10/25/86 – Vin Scully; Buckner’s Bolero – The Baseball Project; Learn – Chris Church; Sometimes I Dream of Willie Mays – The Baseball Project
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