Get out the peanuts and crackerjacks, baseball season began yesterday, and as its “America’s favorite pastime” listening to “Talkin’ Baseball (Willie, Mickey & The Duke)” will help set the mood.

In 1981, singer/songwriter Terry Cashman created this love letter that covers the legends and games that made major league baseball history from the 1950s to the beginning of the 1980s, moments that made lasting impressions and memories on three decades of baseball loving Boomers,


This year, Mar  29, 2018, was

•  The earliest date for a season opener in Major League Baseball history.

•  The first time in 50-years that all 30 clubs started the year on the same day.

•  The 12th time in history for a season to begin on a Thursday.

• It’s 17 days prior to “Jackie Robinson Day.”

Cashman did a modified version of the song, “Talkin’ Softball,” that appeared in The Simpsons/Homer at the Bat/Feb. 20, 1992.