Take Me Out To The Ball Game

Synopsis: The Wolves baseball team gets steamed when they find they've been inherited by one K.C. Higgins, a suspected "fathead" who intends to take an active interest in running the team. But K.C. turns outs to be a beautiful woman who really knows her baseball. Second baseman Dennis Ryan promptly falls in love. But his playboy roommate Eddie O'Brien has his own notions about how to treat the new lady owner and some unsavory gamblers have their own ideas about how to handle Eddie.
Director(s): Busby Berkeley
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

Take Me Out to the Ball Game


Hold it, boys. Steady.

- That's it. All right for you, Pete?

- Sure.

Change clothes and get back to work.

- Make it snappy.

- Mike, what have you got for us?

We have the same line up as last year.

Taylor behind the bat, Gordon on third.

Goldberg! Douse that heater!

We have that old double play combination:

O'Brien to Ryan to Goldberg.


You've got Goldberg, but I'm told O'Brien

and Ryan ain't showing up this year.

Don't make me laugh.

Tell your readers that they're

on their way here this minute.

They've been working out all winter

and they're in the pink.

Okay. Thanks, fellas.

Did you hear from them?

I've sent them 10 telegrams,

and they ain't answered one.

Here's one they'll answer. Where are they?

They're in Pottstown, Illinois.

Pottstown, Illinois?

Get a pencil and paper. Write this down.

"O'Brien and Ryan, Pottstown, Illinois.

"Who do you guys think you are?" Stop.

"Get your fannies on the first train

to Florida or I'll throw you out of baseball!"

Wait a minute, make a change there.

Just say...

..."Please, fellas, we need you."


Shortstop and 2nd Baseman


"Nelly Kelly loved baseball games

"Knew the players, knew all their names

"You could see her there every day

Shout 'Hurray! '

"When they'd play

"Her boyfriend by the name of Joe

"Said, 'To Coney Isle, dear, we'll go'

"Then Nelly started to fret and pout

"And to him I heard her shout

"'Take me out to the ball game

"'Take me out with the crowd

"'Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack

"'I don't care if I never get back

"'Let me root, root, root for the home team

"'lf they don't win it's a shame

"'Cause it's one, two,

three strikes you're out

"'At the old ball game!"'

- You wanna chase them all home?

- Yeah, we wanna.

Why don't you stop stealing bows?

Why don't you mind your own business?

- You bonehead. I got a notion to...

- To what?

Denny, cut it out, will you?

You big lug!

Now wait a minute, Eddie.

Wake up, kid. We're in a hurry.

- What happened?

- Nothing.

This happens all the time.

Every once in a while he gets illusions.

He thinks he has muscles.

Are you pulling out?

Yeah. We've got to catch a train.

We're joining the ball club in Florida.

Goodbye, baby doll.

- See you next season

- 'Bye.

Lucky punch, that's what it was.

How many times have I told you

to pick on somebody your size?

There ain't nobody my size!

I could have knocked the big lug for a loop.

- But I didn't want to hurt my hands.

- Sure.

You don't want me to show up at training

with a busted hand, do you?

You save these pictures, don't you?

For the kids at the park, yeah.

That's me.

I'd sooner have my picture

in front of a theatre.

You and your show business.

It's gonna be great to get back

in that old ball game again.

I can hear the umps now.

"Batteries for today...

"...Rube Waddell and R. C. Schrick."

- Kind of chokes you up, doesn't it?

- Yeah, it chokes me.

When I think of all the dames I lost

because I had to be in bed by 10:00.

Play a lot of checkers by 10:00.

No, sir, brother.

Give me vaudeville anytime.

And maybe a musical show. 50 girls.

Maybe even 100 girls. Oh, boy!

I suppose it would be more fun

than playing checkers.

You suppose?

You know, Denny...

...you're getting old enough to find out.

To tell you the truth, Ed...

...lately, I have been thinking a lot

about romance and about girls.



- They smiled at us. Let's go talk to them.

- We don't even know them.

But I feel like talking.

I'm a very sociable fellow.

Let's go talk to those fellows over there.

It ain't the same.


- Drop our stuff at the hotel, will you?

- Yes, Mr. O'Brien.

Look who's here! How are you?

How you doing, kids?

Win a pennant again this season?

- How's the throwing arm?

- You got any pictures?

- There's the guy with pictures.

- Got thousands of them. There you are.

What a sight.

You got to admit, it's a great thrill.

Who's knocking it?

Kind of warm feeling comes over you,

doesn't it?

It happens to me every spring.


Ryan! How are you?

- Good to see you. O'Brien!

- How you doing, Slappy?


Eddie! Dennis! How are you?

How you been?

What about your vaudeville tour?

It was great.

We worked every town in the USA.

But we didn't work hard.

We had time for play.

The art shows, the birdwalks,

the museums were nice.

Tell them about the girls!

The quail! The mice!

The mice!

Yeah, the girls.

"I kissed a gal in old Wyoming

"She rode a horse in a Wild West show

"When I said, 'Baby, I'm bent on roaming'

"She cried, 'We just got started'

and she sighed, 'We can't be parted'

"But I left her broken-hearted at the rodeo

"Oh, yes, indeed

"Yes, indeedy

"Yes, indeed

"The boy said, 'No'

"Yes, indeed

"Yes, indeedy

"I left her broken-hearted at the rodeo

"I kissed a gal way out in Boise

"That's Idaho where potatoes grow

"I went away and her sobs were noisy

"I said, 'I'll see you later'

and I hopped the nearest freighter

"Left her holding a potato down in Idaho

"Yes, indeed

"Yes, indeedy

"Yes, indeed

The boy said, 'No'

"Yes, indeed

"Yes, indeedy

"She's left with her potatoes down in Idaho

"I kissed a gal in old Poughkeepsie

"That's where the College

of Vassar's found

"She couldn't study, love made her tipsy

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