Show 43: Take Me Out to the Ballgame

The 2012 Dodger baseball season has finally ended. Even though they didn’t make it to the World Series this year, we’re devoting this edition of the Treasure Ivan show to a celebration of baseball and the Dodgers, in both their Brooklyn and LA incarnations.

Take me Out to the Ballgame
Roy Campanella, Phil Rizzuto, Sandpiper Chorus

Brooklyn Dodgers, circa 1950

Brooklyn Dodgers, circa 1950

In the dramatic story record “Slugger at the Bat,” 1940s baseball greats Pee Wee Reese and Jackie Robinson teach a group of sandlotters the importance of teamwork.

Slugger at the Bat
Featuring Pee Wee Reese & Jackie Robinson

Character actor Joe E. Brown simulates a baseball game and explains how it works in

How to Play Baseball
Joe E. Brown & Cornelius Peebles

Dodger Blue
Dave Frishberg

Finally, the great actor Lionel Barrymore gives the greatest recitation you will ever hear of the classic American poem, written by Ernest Thayer in 1888,

Casey at the Bat
Lionel Barrymore

Los Angeles Dodgers, circa 1958

Los Angeles Dodgers, circa 1958

The D-O-D-G-E-R-S Song
Danny Kaye

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