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Arts & Culture

'Take Me Out To The Ball Game': The Little-Known Feminist History Of Baseball's Anthem


The World Series moves back to Cleveland tonight, with the Indians holding a 3-2 lead over the Chicago Cubs.

When it comes to baseball battles, music has for over a century played a big role in lifting team spirit. Bands, organ players and popular recordings have helped inspire both fans and players of America’s national pastime.

David C. Barnett from Here & Now contributor WCPN Ideastream in Cleveland reports that baseball music also helped document an early feminist revolution.


David C. Barnett, senior arts reporter for WCPN Ideastream in Cleveland. He tweets @DCBstream.

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