The Great American Baseball Box (4-CD Box Set)
by Various Artists
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- Number of Discs: 4
- Released: October 18, 2005
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: Shout Factory
Description by OLDIES.com:
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 Bombers 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.
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 1.The Harry Simeone SongstersIt's A Beautiful Day For A Ball Game
- 2.John FogertyCenterfield
- 3.Mickey Mantle & Teresa BrewerI Love Mickey
- 4.Danny KayeD-O-D-G-E-R-S Song (Oh, Really? No, O'Malley)
- 5.Count Basie & His Orchestra feat. Taps MillerDid You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball?
- 6.Terry CashmanTalkin' Baseball (Willie, Mickey & "The Duke")
- 7.Bob DylanCatfish
- 8.The Andrews Sisters feat. Dan DaileyTake Me Out To The Ball Game
- 9.Les Brown & His Orchestra feat. Betty BonneyJoltin' Joe DiMaggio
- 10.Mabel ScottBaseball Boogie
- 11.Nat "King" ColeThe First Baseball Game
- 12.Paul Peter & MaryRight Field
- 13.The TreniersSay Hey (The Willie Mays Song)
- 14.Dave FrishbergVan Lingle Mungo
- 15.Steve GoodmanA Dying Cub Fan's Last Request
- 16.Sister Wynona CarrThe Ball Game
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 1.New York Yankees score seven runs in one inning during the final game of the 1936 World Series.
- 2.New York Yankees sweep Chicago Cubs to win the 1938 World Series, their third consecutive series win.
- 3.New York Yankees become the first team to win four consecutive World Series titles.
- 4."The Shot Heard Round The World" - New York Giants' Bobby Thomson homers against Brooklyn Dodgers to win National League pennant.
- 5."The Catch" - New York Giants' Willie Mays robs the Cleveland Indians' Vic Wertz with an over-the-shoulder catch in Game 1 of the 1954 World Series.
- 6.New York Yankees' Don Larsen pitches only perfect game in World Series history.
- 7.Ted Williams homers in his final at bat in the major leagues
- 8.Pittsburgh Pirates' Bill Mazeroski's Game 7 home run wins 1960 World Series.
- 9.New York Yankees' Roger Maris breaks Babe Ruth's single season home run record.
- 10.New York Yankees' Mickey Mantle sets World Series home run record with 16th round-tripper.
- 11.New York Yankees' Mickey Mantle hits his 500th career home run.
- 12.The Amazin' New York Mets win the 1969 World Series.
- 13.Atlanta Braves' "Hammerin' Hank" Aaron breaks Babe Ruth's career home run record.
- 14.Boston Red Sox's Carlton Fisk homers to win Game 6 of the 1975 World Series.
- 15.New York Yankees' Reggie Jackson homers three times in final game of 1977 World Series.
- 16.New York Yankees' Bucky Dent homers to beat Red Sox and win the 1978 American League Eastern Division title.
- 17.Cincinnati Reds' Tom Seaver becomes fifth player to amass 3,000 strikeouts.
- 18.Kansas City Royals' George Brett has home run disqualified for pine tar too far up the bat handle.
- 19.Cincinnati Reds' Pete Rose breaks Ty Cobb's all-time hits record.
- 20.Bill Buckner's legendary error continues the Boston Red Sox curse.
- 21.Los Angeles Dodgers' Kirk Gibson homers to win Game 1 of the 1988 World Series.
- 22.Texas Rangers' Nolan Ryan hurls his seventh no-hitter.
- 23.Toronto Blue Jays' Joe Carter wins Game 6 of the 1993 World Series with a home run.
- 24.Baltimore Orioles' Cal Ripken, Jr., breaks Lou Gehrig's consecutive games played record.
- 25.St. Louis Cardinals' Mark McGwire breaks Roger Maris' single season home run record with 62.
- 26.Chicago Cubs' Sammy Sosa ties Mark McGwire's single season home run record of 62.
- 27.San Francisco Giants' Barry Bonds breaks Mark McGwire's single season home run record with 71.
- 28.Arizona Diamondbacks' Luis Gonzalez's Game 7 hit beats the New York Yankees to win the 2001 World Series.
- 29.Seattle Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki breaks George Sisler's single season hits record.
- 30.Boston Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals to win 2004 World Series and break 86-year-old curse.
Tracks on Disc 3:
- 1.Philadelphia Athletics' manager Connie Mack, Red Smith and Andy Coakley reminisce about the early days of baseball. (1898-1906)
- 2.Cy Young remembers his perfect game. (1904)
- 3.Ty Cobb talks about his career. (1906-1918)
- 4.St. Louis Cardinals' player-manager Frankie Frisch remembers his 1934 World Championship team, fondly known as "The Gashouse Gang." (1934)
- 5.Babe Ruth talks about his goals in baseball. (1934)
- 6.Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis declares Baseball Hall of Fame open. (1939)
- 7.An ailing Lou Gehrig announces his retirement and bids farewell at Yankee Stadium. (1939)
- 8.New York City Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia on the war and baseball. (1942)
- 9.Boston Red Sox's Ted Williams talks about his love of baseball. (1946)
- 10.Babe Ruth gives farewell address at Yankee Stadium. (1947)
- 11.Brooklyn Dodgers' Jackie Robinson reflects on being baseball's first African-American player. (1948)
- 12.New York Yankees' "Joltin'" Joe DiMaggio announces his retirement from baseball. (1951)
- 13.Leo Durocher reminisces about managing the 1954 World Champion New York Giants. (1955)
- 14.Detroit Tigers' Hank Greenberg reminisces about his greatest thrill in baseball. (1956)
- 15.New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers announce their move to the West Coast. (1957)
- 16.New York Yankees' manager Casey Stengel testifies before the Senate Subcommittee on Monopoly and Anti-Trust hearings. (1958)
- 17.New York Yankees' Whitey Ford discusses pitching fundamentals. (1963)
- 18.Los Angeles Dodgers' Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax hold out for new contracts. (1966)
- 19.St. Louis Cardinals great Stan Musial on unionizing players and the expansion of the league. (1966)
- 20.San Francisco Giants' Gaylord Perry talks about pitching. (1966)
- 21.Baltimore Orioles' Brooks Robinson discusses the 1966 World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers and the off-season. (1966)
- 22.Chicago White Sox owner Bill Veeck on the 1966 World Series. (1966)
- 23.New York Yankees' Yogi Berra is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. (1972)
- 24.Future Hall of Famer Frank Robinson on his trade from the Baltimore Orioles to the Los Angeles Dodgers. (1972)
- 25.Cincinnati Reds' Johnny Bench on the 1972 National League West divisional race. (1972)
- 26.Boston Red Sox's Carl Yastrzemski talks about the upcoming season. (1972)
- 27.Cincinnati Reds' Pete Rose on the upcoming National League play-offs. (1972)
- 28.Oakland Athletics' Reggie Jackson reveals he received death threats prior to the 1973 World Series. (1973)
- 29.New York Yankees' Reggie Jackson answers his critics. (circa 1973 - '74)
- 30.NBC announcer Tony Kubek interviews Atlanta Braves' "Hammerin' Hank" Aaron about the pressure of trying to break Babe Ruth's career home run record. (1974)
- 31.New York Yankees' Bucky Dent on his above-normal home run production. (1977)
- 32.California Angels' Reggie Jackson returns to an ovation at Yankee Stadium. (1982)
- 33.New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner speaks to rumors he will sell the team. (1982)
- 34.Pete Rose addresses the Dowd Report's accusations that he gambled while manager of the Cincinnati Reds. (1989)
- 35.Former Baltimore Orioles' Cal Ripken, Jr., reflects on his consecutive games played streak. (1995)
- 36.NBC Anchor Brian Williams' account of St. Louis Cardinals' Mark McGwire's single season record-breaking 62nd home run. (1998)
- 37.Mark McGwire on the groundskeeper who caught his 62nd home run ball. (1998)
- 38.Chicago Cubs' Sammy Sosa reflects on his record-breaking 66 home runs. (1998)
- 39.Sammy Sosa on his pending suspension for using a corked bat. (2003)
- 40.San Francisco Giants' Barry Bonds talks about hitting his 700th career home run. (2004)
- 41.Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona on the possibility of winning the final game of the World Series. (2004)
- 42.Philadelphia Athletics manager Connie Mack coins the hopeful phrase "There's always next year!" (1928)
Tracks on Disc 4:
- 1.Casey At The Bat'DeWolf Hopper (1909)
- 2.The Man Who Fanned Casey'DeWolf Hopper (1909)
- 3.Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig (1928)Babe & Lou, The Home Run Twins
- 4.Colgate Sports Newsreel With Bill Stern and the "Strange But True" beginning of the National League. (1941)
- 5.Babe Ruth answers questions from his young fans. (1941)
- 6.Duffy's Tavern radio program (1947)"Two Top Gruskin"
- 7.Joe DiMaggio answers mailbag questions from his fans. (1948)
- 8.Ralph Kiner sponsors Wheaties and trades barbs with Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour. (1950)
- 9.Richie Ashburn gets his energy from eating Wheaties! (1950)
- 10.Bob Feller speaks to announcer Bill Stern about baseball and disabled American veterans. (1950)
- 11.Bud Abbott & Lou Costello (1951)Who's On First?
- 12.The Seventh Inning Stretch sponsored by Falstaff Beer. (1953)
- 13.Joe DiMaggio marries actress Marilyn Monroe. (1954)
- 14.Mutual and Falstaff Beer present the "Game Of The Day." (1955)
- 15.Dizzy Dean promises Dinah Shore some Christmas snow. (1957)
- 16.Brooklyn Dodgers General Manager Branch Rickey laments the future of baseball and its expansion. (1957)
- 17.Hit a home run with Falstaff Beer! (1957)
- 18.Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Walter Alston sponsors Packard Bell televisions. (1959)
- 19.Roy Campanella promotes Packard Bell televisions and hi-fi's. (1959)
- 20.Don Drysdale endorses Proposition 'S' for better schools. (1960)
- 21.Fond remembrances of Ebbets Field and the Brooklyn Dodgers before the stadium is torn down. (Features the famous Brooklyn Symphony Band.) (1961)
- 22.Reggie Jackson promotes the Volkswagen Rabbit. (1976)
- 23.Tommy Lasorda is bleeping mad after New York Mets' Dave Kingman hits three home runs against the Los Angeles Dodgers. (1976)
- 24.Announcers comment on the start of 24-hour sports network ESPN and its effect on baseball teams' revenue. (1978)
- 25."Beisbol been good to me" - Comedian Garrett Morris of Saturday Night Live as fictitious New York Mets All-Star Chico Escuela. (1970s)
- 26.Announcer Mel Allen and This Week In Baseball (1980s)
- 27.Detroit Tigers promote an upcoming series with the Seattle Mariners. (1988)
- 28.Boston Red Sox fans speculate that "The Curse of The Bambino" (Babe Ruth) may be coming to an end. (2004)
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