Monday, July 1, 2013

Baseball Tunes: High Hopes

"High Hopes", written by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn, was an Oscar-winning song in 1959, featured in the movie A Hole in the Head.  The most popular version was sung by Frank Sinatra.

Harry Kalas, the longtime play-by-play announcer for the Philadelphia Phillies, sang the song after the team won the National League Championship in 1993 and again when they won the World Series in 2008.

Since Kalas's passing in 2009, fans at Citizens Bank Park sing the song after every Phillies home run while a video of Kalas plays on the scoreboard.

My Baseball Fantasy

Vermont League: lost, 4-5-1 (70-49-11 overall, 1st place out of 12 teams)
Maryland League: won, 8-2 (67-56-7, 4th of 10)
Public League: 90 Rotisserie points (2nd of 10)
My Player of the Week: Buster Posey (Catcher, Giants) with 4 home runs, 6 RBI, 4 runs and a 1.742 OPS
Photo via Celebrity Net Worth

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