Various Artists | The Great American Baseball Box | CD Set

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The Great American Baseball Box illuminates the greatest moments in the game's history, consisting of 4 expansive audio CDs packed inside a padded, textured box that resembles an authentic first base bag. At the heart of this unique and historic box set lie more than 4 hours of famous on-and off-the-field recordings from the last 80 years of baseball, including great plays, farewell speeches, press conference excerpts, and much more. Fans can listen to interviews with their favorite players and coaches and hear renowned broadcasters making legendary calls. Plus
The Great American Baseball Box includes great songs about the game from such luminaries as John Fogerty, Bob Dylan, Nat King Cole and many more. The Great American Baseball Box also includes an impressive 60-page full color booklet showcasing the best of baseball
history in art and letters. . . from the Bronx BombersÈ of the '30s to –The Shot Heard Round The World" to the curse-lifting BoSox of 2004, from Willie Mays to Hank Aaron to Babe Ruth to Barry Bonds. We've got all the bases covered.

What's inside:

DISC 1: THE MUSIC
Big Songs About The Big Show
« It's A Beautiful Day For A Ball Game - The Harry Simeone Songsters
« Centerfield - John Fogerty
« I Love Mickey - Mickey Mantle & Teresa Brewer
« D-O-D-G-E-R-S Song (Oh, Really? No, O'Malley) - Danny Kaye
« Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball? - Count Basie & His Orchestra feat. Taps Miller
« Talkin' Baseball (Willie, Mickey & –The Duke") - Terry Cashman
« Catfish - Bob Dylan
« Take Me Out To The Ball Game - The Andrews Sisters feat. Dan Dailey
« –Joltin'" Joe DiMaggio - Les Brown & His Orchestra feat. Betty Bonney
« Baseball Boogie - Mabel Scott
« The First Baseball Game - Nat King Cole
« Right Field - Peter, Paul & Mary
« Say Hey (The Willie Mays Song) - The Treniers
« Van Lingle Mungo - Dave Frishberg
« A Dying Cub Fan's Last Request - Steve Goodman
« The Ball Game - Sister Wynona Carr

DISC 2: THE GAMES
Featuring 30 original broadcasts of the greatest moments in baseball history
Highlights include:
« Yankees win fourth straight World Series. (1939)
« –The Shot Heard Round The World" (1951)
« Willie Mays robs Vic Wertz with –The Catch." (1954)
« Don Larsen pitches perfect game in World Series. (1956)
« Ted Williams homers in final career at bat. (1960)
« Bill Mazeroski's World Series-winning home run (1960)
« Roger Maris breaks single season home run record. (1961)
« The Amazin' Mets win the 1969 World Series. (1969)
« Hank Aaron breaks career home run record. (1974)
« Bucky Dent homers to win AL East title. (1978)
« Bill Buckner's error continues Red Sox curse. (1986)
« Kirk Gibson homers to win Game 1 of the World Series. (1988)
« Nolan Ryan hurls seventh no-hitter. (1991)
« Cal Ripken, Jr., breaks consecutive games played record. (1995)
« Mark McGwire's 62nd home run breaks Maris' record. (1998)
« Barry Bonds breaks McGwire's record with 71st home run. (2001)
« Red Sox win World Series and break 86-year-old curse. (2004)

DISC 3: THE PLAYERS
Featuring 43 of baseball's most monumental events, as told by the players behind them
Highlights include:
« Cy Young remembers perfect game. (1904)
« Ty Cobb talks about his career. (1906-1918)
« Babe Ruth talks about his goals in baseball. (1934)
« Lou Gehrig announces retirement at Yankee Stadium. (1939)
« Ted Williams talks about his love of baseball. (1946)
« Babe Ruth gives farewell address at Yankee Stadium. (1947)
« Jackie Robinson on being first African-American player. (1948)
« –Joltin'" Joe DiMaggio announces retirement. (1951)
« NY Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers move to West Coast. (1957)
« Hank Aaron on pressure of chasing Ruth's home run record. (1974)
« Pete Rose addresses gambling accusations. (1989)
« Cal Ripken, Jr., on consecutive-games-played streak. (1995)
« Barry Bonds talks about 700th career home run. (2004)
« Red Sox manager Terry Francona on winning the World Series. (2004)

DISC 4: THE REST
The spirit of the game captured through 28 tracks of comedy, controversy, commercials and more!
Highlights include:
« Casey At The Bat - DeWolf Hopper (1909)
« Babe & Lou, The Home Run Twins - Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig (1928)
« Babe Ruth answers questions from his young fans. (1941)
« –Two Top Gruskin" - Duffy's Tavern radio program (1947)
« Ralph Kiner Wheaties ad, with Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour (1950)
« Who's On First? - Abbott & Costello (1951)
« Joe DiMaggio marries Marilyn Monroe. (1954)
« Brooklyn Dodgers' GM Branch Rickey on baseball's future and expansion (1957)
« Remembrances of Ebbets Field & Brooklyn Dodgers before stadium is torn down (1961)
« Tommy Lasorda is bleeping mad after Dave Kingman hits three home runs against Dodgers. (1976)

The crack of the bat . . . The roar of the crowd . . . The biggest names and greatest moments in the history of The Big Show. It's all inside The Great American Baseball Box. A fascinating, historic 4-CD Audio Box Set with a 60-page booklet.

  • The first and only box set to cover both the great moments and the great music from the beloved game of baseball
  • 4 hours of famous on-and off-the-field recordings from the last 80 years of baseball
  • Great songs about the game from such luminaries as John Fogerty, Bob Dylan, Nat King Cole and many more
  • 60-page full color booklet showcasing the best of baseball history
  • Packaged in a padded, textured box that resembles an authentic first base bag