Talkin’ Baseball – Willie, Mickey and The Duke by Terry Cashman

Terry Cashman had two pop songs reach the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles chart during the early 1970s as part of the duo, Cashman & West, plus his own “Baby Baby I Love You,” which reached number 79 during during the late fall of 1976. It was a song that did not chart, however, that became his most famous and one of the best known sports songs of all time.

“Willie, Mickey and The Duke” was released during 1981. Baseball had endured a players strike and this ode to 1950s players Willie Mays, Duke Snider, and Micket Mantle resonated with sports fans and was played continually on televion before games. Those fans must not have bought 45’s as the song did not chart.

Cashman would later go on to create individual songs for every major league team.

During 2001, on the anniversary of it’s release, “Willie, Mickey, and The Duke” was honored bt the Baseball Hall Of Fame.

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