The 44th Annual Salute to Baseball

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Join us this Sunday, for The Jonathan Schwartz 44th Annual Salute to the greatest game ever invented - Baseball.

In addition to the music of the Great American Songbook, Jonathan will talk about Baseball. There will be baseball trivia, writings, music and radio play-by-play highlights. While America celebrates its National Holiday for that other sport, The Jonathan Channel will salute the best game - Sunday, February 2 - Noon to 4 PM ET.

Episode Playlist:

Nat King Cole – The First Baseball Game – Bseball’s Greatest Hits: Lets Play II

Dave Frishberg – Van Lingle Mungo – Classics

Les Brown – Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio – Ken Burns’ Baseball

Ted Williams – The Kid From San Diego – 45 rpm recording

Mandy Patinkin – Take Me Out To The Ball Game – Mamaloshen

Fiona Apple – Extraordinary Machine – Extraordinary Machine

Pete McGuinness – Who Cares – Voice Like A Horn

George Carlin – Baseball vs. Football – Little David Years: 1971-1977

Frank Sinatra/Gene Kelly – Take Me Out To The Ball Game – Frank Sinatra In Hollywood 1940-1964

Frank Sinatra – There Used To Be A Ballpark – Ol’ Blue Eyes Is Back

Frank Sinatra – I See It Now – September Of My Years

Frank Sinatra – Change Partners – Sinatra-Jobim

Frank Sinatra – The Only Couple On The Floor – The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings

Frank Sinatra – Summer Wind – Strangers In The Night

Frank Sinatra – It Started All Over Again – I Remember Tommy

Frank Sinatra – Crazy Love – The Complete Capitol Singles Collection

Frank Sinatra – Half As Lovely, Twice As True - The Complete Capitol Singles Collection

Frank Sinatra – Street Of Dreams – Trilogy

Frank Sinatra – From This Moment On – A Swingin’ Affair

Champian Fulton – He Ain’t Got Rhythm – Champian

Diana Panton – Say It – Red

Shirley Horn – I Just Found Out About Love – You Won’t Forget Me

Halie Loren – Taking A Chance On Love - Heart First

Jackie Allen – I’ll Be Around – Love Is Blue

Sue Raney – Baseball – Ridin’ High

Dave Frishberg – Dodger Blue – Classics

Count Basie – Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball – Baseball’s Greatest Hits

Jay Leonhart – Dodgers - Life Out On The Road: A Jazz Journey

Tierney Sutton – April In Paris/Free Man In Paris - After Blue

Louis Armstrong – Sweet Lorraine – Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson

Anita O’Day – Gone With The Wind - I Get A Kick Out Of You

Mike Renzi/Jay Leonhart – Take Me Out To The Ball Game – Live Performance

Carly Simon – Take Me Out To The Ball Game - Ken Burns’ Baseball

Frank Sinatra – I Have Dreamed - The Concert Sinatra

Nancy LaMott – The Music That Makes Me Dance – Ask Me Again



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Comments [9]

paul from st marys ga

missed baseball with you jonathan can and will you replay it or how can i get to hear it thanks in advance could you sent me a site where i and others could listen to this great show have a nice day

Feb. 05 2014 12:41 AM
Stephen Rittenberg from UWS

Super Bowl confirms: baseball is THE game.

Feb. 03 2014 11:48 AM
Dan Akst

I heard part of the excellent Salute to Baseball in the car on Sunday but I'm disappointed that there isn't at least a playlist posted somewhere. Just song titles, artist, etc would be hugely helpful. Perhaps WNYC could profit a bit via a link allowing listeners to buy them.

Feb. 03 2014 10:35 AM
Paul Chelchowski from San Marcos, CA

@JohnQuinn/Brooklyn, NY:

The "44th Annual Salute To Baseball" Show that aired on WNYC-FM and TheJonathanChannel on Sunday 2/2/2014 from 12 Noon-4PM ET will air once more on Tuesday afternoon 2/4/2014 from 12 Noon-4PM ET on

The shows are likely not archived for podcast due to music licensing issues/expenses. The fees paid to music publishing/licensing companies are at one rate for streaming audio, but jump to a much higher rate for recorded/podcast audio. Thus, the reluctance by many entities that provide streamed programs that include recorded music to archive their shows for podcast.

Feb. 02 2014 11:33 PM
John Quinn from Brooklyn, NY

I missed today's Salute to Baseball. Is it archived anywhere?

Feb. 02 2014 05:42 PM
Ron Pollock from Phila Pa

Jonathan, Great show---44th annual salute to base ball --brought back many
wonderful memories. I also have memories of Jonathan on WNEW!!

Feb. 02 2014 04:10 PM
Ron Brandt from Morristown, NJ

Thank you for the Sandy Koufax perfect game replay

Feb. 02 2014 02:42 PM
Craig Chapman from Montville

Great show as always. Love the old baseball calls. Especially the Beantown ones! #redsoxnationinnj

Feb. 02 2014 01:51 PM
jeff rosenblatt from NYC

Jonathan remains the most interesting and enjoyable person on radio today

Feb. 01 2014 01:01 PM

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