Song of the Day: John Fogerty, “Centerfield”

Yesterday was Opening Day for Major League Baseball today, with all teams starting their seasons. Today is also the birthday of legendary Chicago White Sox shortstop Luke Appling, who played for the Chicago White Sox from 1930 to 1950 and had little to show for it, but who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1964. "Centerfield" is the title track from John Fogerty’s 1984 album. It reached #44 on the Hot 100 and #4 on the Top Rock Track chart. More importantly, since its release it’s been played at practically every major and minor league game. It might be played at more ballgames than either "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" or "The Star-Spangled Banner."

17 thoughts on “Song of the Day: John Fogerty, “Centerfield”

  1. Huh, John, I thought I was following your blog and you weren’t posting, because it always listed the same three posts if you liked or commented on my stuff! Not sure how that happened! Thought you had no new posts. I missed opening day in Detroit yesterday, but we will watch tomorrow and Sunday! Aren’t you in Georgia? They pulled the Allstar game? I might have that wrong. Huh.


    1. Really? I post several times a day. I see you got signed up, so I’ll soon be spamming your inbox…

      As for the All-Star Game, that’s what I heard. I don’t care, personally. The All-Star Game really means nothing now,. just an excuse for ESPN to pretend that they care about baseball.


      1. Yeah, I thought I was following you and you just weren’t posting hardly ever! Signed up now, yep. I finally saw one on there I didn’t think I’d seen, so went and looked!


      1. Excuse me, Mr Holton. Since I haven’t worked Fogarty since, I did not know that bat was a trademark. I just thought I would add something to the post where it says comments. I promise I won’t do it again.


        1. Don, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to make it sound like a putdown. I was just remarking that every time I’ve seen him play the song (which has always been in videos; maybe I’m seeing the same video all the time), he’s used the bat guitar. Whether it’s a trademark or not is just my interpretation. Anyway, I’m sorry, and your comments are always appreciated.


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