2008 Take Me Out To The Ballgame
The Postal Service issued a 42-cent Take Me Out to the Ball Game commemorative stamp to commemorate the 100th anniversary of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” one of the most popular baseball songs of all time.
For decades, the song’s catchy chorus has been part of the musical tradition at ballparks around the country, especially during the seventh-inning stretch. The song was born on a New York City train in the summer of 1908, when passenger Jack Norworth (1879–1959), an actor, singer, and songwriter who had never attended a major league ball game, saw a sign about an upcoming game at the Polo Grounds. Suddenly inspired, he took out a piece of paper and began dashing off lines about a fictional fan.
The stamp was designed by Richard Sheaff, Scotsdale, AZ and printed by Avery Dennison (AVR). A total of 75,000,000 stamps were issued at 42¢ for a total value of $31,500,000. (Stamp ID# Scott 4341).
Issue Date: July 16, 2008
First City: Washington, DC
Quantity Issued: 75,000,000
Printed by: Avery Dennison (AVR)