Baseball's Greatest Hits

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Baseball's Greatest Hits is the name of two different CD collections of songs and other recordings connected with baseball, released in the early 1990s.

The eclectic collections include vintage songs such as Les Brown's "Joltin' Joe DiMaggio" from 1941, Teresa Brewer's 1956 number "I Love Mickey" (with a cameo by Mickey Mantle himself), and Danny Kaye's humorous 1962 recording about the Los Angeles Dodgers. Spoken entries include verbiage such as Russ Hodges' call of Bobby Thomson's pennant-winning home run in 1951, Tommy Lasorda's rant about Dave Kingman, and the Abbott and Costello classic, "Who's on First?".

However, due to licensing restrictions. Rhino was unable to include "Centerfield" by John Fogerty.

Baseball's Greatest Hits (1990)[edit]

  1. Take Me Out to the Ball Game (Excerpt) - Doc & Merle Watson
  2. Who's on First? - Abbott and Costello
  3. Joltin' Joe DiMaggio - Les Brown and His Orchestra with Betty Bonney and Joe DiMaggio
  4. Say Hey (The Willie Mays Song) - The Treniers with Willie Mays
  5. I Love Mickey - Teresa Brewer with Mickey Mantle
  6. Van Lingle Mungo - Dave Frishberg
  7. D-O-D-G-E-R-S Song (Oh, Really? No, O'Malley) - Danny Kaye
  8. Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball? - Count Basie & His Orchestra
  9. Lou Gehrig's Farewell Speech July 4, 1939 - Lou Gehrig
  10. Move Over Babe (Here Comes Henry) - Bill Slayback
  11. Take Me Out to the Ball Game - Bruce Springstone (a Bruce Springsteen imitator)
  12. (Love Is Like A) Baseball Game - The Intruders
  13. Willie, Mickey and the Duke (Talkin' Baseball) - Terry Cashman
  14. The Land of Wrigley - Stormy Weather
  15. A Dying Cub Fan's Last Request - Steve Goodman
  16. The Ball Game - Sister Wynona Carr
  17. Baseball Dreams - The Naturals
  18. Baseball Card Lover - Rockin' Ritchie Ray
  19. Tommy Lasorda Talking About Dave Kingman's May 14, 1978, game - Tommy Lasorda
  20. We Are the Champions - Big Blue Wrecking Crew
  21. Bobby Thomson's Shot Heard 'Round the World - Russ Hodges
  22. Casey at the Bat - DeWolf Hopper

Baseball's Greatest Hits - Let's Play II (1992)[edit]

  1. Intro: Baseball Hall Of Fame Induction, Aug. 8, 1977 - Bowie Kuhn and Ernie Banks
  2. It's A Beautiful Day For A Ball Game - The Harry Simeone Songsters
  3. The First Baseball Game - Nat King Cole With Orchestra Conducted by Ralph Carmichael
  4. Robbie-Doby-Boogie - Brownie McGhee
  5. Let's Keep The Dodgers In Brooklyn - Phil Foster with music by Rey Ross
  6. Bogey On Baseball circa 1950 - Humphrey Bogart
  7. Baseball, Baseball - Jane Morgan with George Barnes Quintet
  8. The St. Louis Browns - Skip Battin
  9. You've Gotta Have Heart - from Damn Yankees
  10. Casey and The Mick - Casey Stengel, Mickey Mantle, and U.S. Senator Estes Kefauver
  11. Right Field - Peter, Paul and Mary
  12. Knock It Out Of The Park - Sam and Dave with The Dixie Flyers
  13. Play-By-Play (I Saw It On The Radio) - Terry Cashman
  14. Hammerin' Hank's Historic Homer - Milo Hamilton
  15. That Last Home Run - McKinley Mitchell
  16. Baseball Blues - Claire Hamill
  17. Will You Be Ready (At The Plate When Jesus Throws the Ball)? - Elmo and Patsy
  18. What Sparks A Champion? - Various Artists
  19. The Philadelphia Phillies - Del Reeves
  20. The Bingo Long Song (Steal On Home) - Thelma Houston
  21. The Cubbies Are Rockin' - M.C. Gary/D.J. Barry & The Aggregation
  22. The Game For All America (A Definition Of Baseball - Ernie Harwell
  23. Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) - The C. Norman Ensemble of The First Baptist Church of Crown Heights