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Baseball's symphony of sounds

They watch their games unfold, of course. But what do players hear on the field?

Updated: May 2, 2013, 2:51 PM ET
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

When I stopped playing, what I missed most were the sounds of the ballpark. For years after I retired, I heard those sounds in my head before I went to sleep. -- Stan Musial

The sounds of the game are unmistakably present every night, in every ballpark. They are unique to baseball; some are loud, some subtle. After sight, hearing is the most acute of the senses. It helps create a fan experience not found in any other sport. Close your eyes and listen, and you can know what stadium ...

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