Carly Simon on Music, Life and Baseball

Carly Simon as a young girl.  - Courtesy Carly Simon

Carly Simon as a young girl.

Courtesy Carly Simon

Carly Simon on Music, Life and Baseball

Carly Simon sings Take Me Out to the Ball Game and talks about the years when her parents invited baseball legend Jackie Robinson to stay with her family. The singer/songwriter reflects on her life, music and childhood love of baseball.

Singer/songwriter Carly Simon is best known for hits such as “You’re So Vain” and “Anticipation.” “Let the River Run,” written for the film Working Girl, won an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and a Grammy. When Carly Simon was a little girl, her parents brought Jackie Robinson and his family to live with them. Robinson broke baseball’s color line, but he still was not allowed to own property in those pre-civil-rights-movement days. She draws on memories of going with him to see the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field for her rendition of the baseball classic, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game." Like the main character of the song - the baseball mad Katie Casey – Simon describes how she learned to defy convention and blaze her own path in music and in life.

Guests

Carly Simon

award-winning singer and songwriter and the author of five children’s books.

Audio Clip from Simon's New Album

Carly Simon Sings "Take Me Out to the Ballgame."

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