Terry Cashman's Greatest Baseball Hits. 10 tracks · 19 December 1991. Talkin' Baseball: 2008 Spring Early Pennant Contenders. Talkin' Baseball - National League 2007 Versions.
Cashman’s biggest hit was this novelty song inspired by his viewing of a photograph of baseball greats Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle, and Edwin Duke Snider (the same photo that wound up on the single’s cover), all of them players strongly identified with a different New York team. The song is a tribute to the baseball heroes of Cashman’s youth in the 1950s. The film’s radio play was not enough to make an impression on the charts, but because it was released in the middle of the 1981 baseball players' strike, it struck a chord with fans and sportswriters deprived of the game
Terry Cashman (born Dennis Minogue, July 5, 1941, in New York) is a record producer and singer-songwriter, best known for his 1981 hit, "Talkin' Baseball. While the song is well recognized today, it was all but ignored by typical Top 40 radio during its chart life, making only the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. Cashman was the lead singer for a band called The Chevrons in the late 1950s through the early 1960s. Their debut album, Bound to Happen (1967), included the Cashman-Pistilli composition "Sunday Will Never Be the Same", a hit on the Billboard Hot 100 for Spanky and Our Gang that year and in Canada. Cashman, Pistilli and West had a 1969 hit single ( in Canada), "Medicine Man", under the name The Buchanan Brothers. The follow-up "Son of a Lovin' Man" hit in Canada.
Album: Cooperstown (1981). Get the Sheet Music License This Song. Also known as "Willie, Mickey and The Duke," this song was written and recorded by Terry Cashman, who along with Tommy West was Jim Croce's producer. In our interview with Cashman he told the story behind the song: "A friend of mine who worked for the Mets gave me a picture of the four great centerfielders: Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle, Duke Snider, and Joe DiMaggio, and they were in center field at Shea Stadium walking towards home plate at the 1980 old-timers.