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Thread #37933   Message #531179
Posted By: raredance
19-Aug-01 - 12:23 PM
Thread Name: Sporting hero songs?
Subject: RE: Sporting hero songs?
Chuck Brodsky has written several about people around baseball: "Moe Berg: The Song" (a catcher in the 1920's-30's); "Lefty" (Steve Carleton a hall of fame pitcher); "Gone To Heaven" (about Max Patkin who was not a player but for half a century entertained during baseball games and was known as the "Clown Prince of Baseball").

Another baseball hero song is "Doing My Job" by John McCutcheon about Cal Ripkin and his 2000+ consecutive game record.

"Glory Bound" by James Keelaghan also comes to mind, about a hockey player, although I do not know if it is real or fictional.

rich r