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Baseball = Game of Love

Baseball Game of Love

Songwriters routinely used baseball as a metaphor for romance, as in "Ive Been Making a Grand Stand Play for You" (1911) and "You're Batting a Thousand in the Game of Love" (1915).

Then there was the master of them all shown here:

"I thought 'twas just a base hit that you made

And you'd be caught in stealing second base

But you went the whole way 'round and very soon I found

There was going to be a real live pennant race."

The chorus concludes:

" . . . And as we two reach'd third together

Cupid gave us such a shove

That we both slid for the home plate

In our baseball game of love."