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Why John Fogerty Wrote “Centerfield [VIDEO]

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Baseball season will soon be upon us, and I wanted to do something on the game itself. Unfortunately, there aren’t that many songs on baseball. I know of one and one only. Centerfield by John Fogerty, former lead singer of CCR. John tells us why the song was written, and his love of baseball.

. In an interview with MLB.com, Fogerty explained: “I’d hear about Ruth and DiMaggio, and as my dad and older brothers talked about the Babe’s exploits, their eyes would get so big. When I was a little kid, there were no teams on the West Coast, so the idea of a Major League team was really mythical to me. The players were heroes to me as long as I can remember.”

Watch the video, Fogerty is playing a guitar designed to look like a baseball bat. Great video.

 

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