Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll

You’ve got a reserved box seat for a musical doubleheader – covering rock, pop, rhythm and blues and baseball.


But first, a little pregame warm-up.


One of the most popular programs in the Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll podcast series to date is show number 009, which explores race relations and rock. So, we’ve expanded on that topic with the first of two baseball music broadcasts. 


The opener features an all-star roster of 25 songs that celebrate and commemorate major league baseball’s race, religious, and gender diversity. 

This lineup includes tunes about Jackie Robinson, Hank Greenberg, Ernie Banks, Willie Mays, Larry Doby, Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente, and other players who were standouts for what they stood for … and not just for their baseball statistics.


Our starting team also includes songs about the Negro Leagues, as well as women’s professional baseball. And I’ll also circle the bases on some related baseball history, too. This includes the saga of the first White player (yes, there were a handful) on a Negro League team. 


So, get your musical scorecard ready. The opening pitch for our first baseball show is just one browser click away.


See an archival listing of "Baseball Songs" on the "Musicology" page.