Kenny Rogers: Baseball Song Meaning
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Baseball Song Lyrics
Stands in a field, with his ball and bat,
says "I am the greatest, player of them all"
puts his bat on his shoulder, and tosses up his ball.
And the ball goes up, and the ball comes down,
he swings his bat...
anonymous Jan 13th, 2019 1:36am report
The little boy is a typical little guy. Always wants to be a winner. He couldn't hit the ball so in his little mind he figured how to win by being the pitcher. The little boy was just doing what little boys do. They try to be the best they can at what ever it is, I know because I was a little boy like that once upon a time.
Jerrypacemaker Nov 17th, 2018 11:29pm report
For sure ,the meaning is this. Most assume that the boy who said Iam the greatest player ever, that he was a great hitter.To paraharse the lyrics said swing, batter strike three your out repeatedly. What you don’t realize the boy was a great pitcher not a great hitter. He was basically striking out the sides.
anonymous Nov 20th, 2017 11:21am report
That little boy grew up to be Mark Mcgwire.
anonymous Dec 8th, 2015 12:07am report
I see it as the little boy is playing by himself. He is in the field imagining a cheering crowd. It reads "he puts his bat on his shoulder and tosses up the ball". Unable to hit the ball he strikes himself out. He doesn't give up and doesn't get upset when he strikes himself out instead he looks at his great ability to pitch a an out.. I really love the meaning behind this song.
anonymous Nov 29th, 2015 11:53pm report
I believe that the song is about a little boy who tried to hit the ball and couldn't.. He kept being struck out. However, not giving up playing baseball he tried pitching and realized that's where he excelled at...PITCHING!!!
anonymous Jul 2nd, 2014 7:54pm report
Having the outlook on life that the glass is always half full. He was not a good batter but he could pitch.
anonymous May 24th, 2013 5:34am report
It's about resilience and not giving up.Even if the ball (life) always lets you down,you always strike back with your bat (hope,courage,faith,etc.) And you always say "I didn't know I have passed through all my problems" (I didn't know I could pitch like that)
anonymous Feb 23rd, 2011 2:13pm report
Im pretty sure that its not about the boy swinging and miss - the little boy is the pitcher... so as you go through the song, thinking that he is struggling and can't connect with the ball, he's actually the pitcher and he's awesome because he keeps striking everyone out.
End of the song, "Even I didn't know I could pitch like that"
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