The Baseball Project
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|The Baseball Project|
The Baseball Project, 2011 (left to right: Steve Wynn, Linda Pitmon, Peter Buck, and Scott McCaughey)
|Associated acts||R.E.M., Hindu Love Gods, The Minus 5, Tuatara|
The Baseball Project is a supergroup composed of Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Scott McCaughey, Steve Wynn and Linda Pitmon formed in 2007. The performers came together from discussions between McCaughey and Wynn at R.E.M.'s March 21, 2007 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. They invited Buck to play bass guitar and Pitmon on drums and recorded their first album, Volume 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails later that year. Buck and McCaughey have previously played together in Robyn Hitchcock and The Venus 3, The Minus 5, R.E.M., and Tuatara. Wynn is the former leader of The Dream Syndicate as well as Gutterball and currently plays with Pitmon in Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3.
The second album from The Baseball Project, Volume 2: High and Inside, was released on March 1, 2011 on Yep Roc Records. The band followed the record's release with a tour covering the U.S. and appearances at Spring Training games in Arizona's Cactus League.
The band also recorded a ‘real time’ commentary on the 2010 baseball season for ESPN.com: one song every month made available as a free download. The collection was released in 2011 (along with unreleased extra tracks from Volume 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails and Volume 2: High and Inside,) as The Broadside Ballads.
Their third album, 3rd, was released in 2014.
- Volume 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails (Yep Roc, 2009)
- Volume 2: High and Inside (Yep Roc, 2011)
- 3rd (Yep Roc, 2014)
EPs and singles
- The Homerun EP (Yep Roc, 2009)
- El Hombre (Euclid Records single, 2012)
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to The Baseball Project.|
- Official website: thebaseballproject.net
- The Baseball Project on Yep Roc Records' website
- The Baseball Project on Facebook
- The Baseball Project’s “Broadside Ballads” on ESPN.com
- Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3 on Yep Roc Records' website
- Interview on MLB.com
- McCaughey and Wynn discuss their favorite baseball songs in the Wall Street Journal