A few years ago this iconic song turned 100, and no surprise, MLB had a fairly big celebration. I meant to write a blog post about it on my Old Tyme Baseball blog that never took off for me, but did not get around to it.
Now 105 years old, and the start of a new baseball season underway I am writing this now!
This version is from 1908, by Billy Murray and the Haydn Quartet, although not sung by Billy Murray.
Check out the page this recording originates from on archive.org. The same rendition has another page, but was encoded or processed differently.
Read some more from a good article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “Name this tune: You sing ‘Take Me Out,’ it’s 100 years old”, here.
As a bonus, click more to see all the Major League Baseball uniforms from 1908: