To celebrate the 100th anniversary of baseball theme songs, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts presents a tribute to the sport and the musicians who love it, organized around the lyrics -- beginning with a history of the song and its creators. 'Take Me Out With the Crowd' focuses on composers who were fans and wrote about the game, among them Charles Ives and William Schuman. 'Buy Me Some Peanuts and Cracker Jack' looks at baseball and promotion via vaudeville and the musical stage, as well as trading cards. 'Root for the Home Team' features baseball musicians, among them Jane Jarvis, long-time organist for the New York Mets, and vocalists of the national anthem. The exhibition is based on New York Public Library collections, but includes unique items from the private collection of Andy Strasberg.
Added by Upcoming Robot on February 27, 2009