Every day of baseball season, in seventh innings around the country, fans stand and sing lyrics that were written way back in 1908. The sheer shelf life of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" proves that America’s first pastime has long been intertwined with its tunes. But for a more unique connection between city and club, teams rely on their own traditions -- some newer, some older.
We decided to find out the one song that each team relies on to get fans on their feet.
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Toronto Blue Jays
Song: “OK Blue Jays” by Keith Hampshire and The Bat Boys
Tradition: Played during the seventh-inning stretch at Point County Park
• The song comes with its own moves. When the song debuted in 1982, instructors from Fitness Ontario led the fans in calisthenics. Today, the club’s “fan activation team,” also knows as JForce, leads the fans in YMCA-like moves.
• Due to copyright issues, the lyrics have never been updated, so the song still references former players such as Dave Stieb and former Oakland manager Billy Martin.
• When the song debuted, it sold 50,000 copies, making it a certified gold single.
• The Blue Jays used “Super Bad” by James Brown in their 2011 team promotions.