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Originally Published: December 19, 2013
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

Baseball is filled with music being played as a hitter walks to the plate or a closer comes out of the bullpen, but most of what you hear then is songs that are soon-forgotten current hits or eardrum-damaging heavy metal. They have nothing to do with the game beyond the intent to pump up the players and, perhaps, the fans.

True baseball music can stir memories of our greatest game and produce goose-bumps the size of Bruce Bochy's old batting helmet.

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