Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll

You’ve got a reserved box seat for the second podcast of a baseball music doubleheader – covering rock, pop, rhythm and blues and baseball.

But first, a little pre-game patter about the platters we’re playing on this episode. Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll show number 17, the first part of this two-part podcast set explored race relations and rock. This Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll podcast number 18 features an all-star roster of 25 baseball songs that rocked.  

This lineup includes the only two hall of famers to perform on hit singles, a rhythm and blues star who simultaneously played the outfield for five teams, and several other players who went to bat in pop music, but struck out.

Then there’s the Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, and John Fogerty - baseball music connection and the trendsetting version of the national anthem at a World Series game that caused a national controversy. So, get your musical scorecard ready. The opening pitch for baseball show number two is one mouse click away.

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