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Song Parodies -> "88 Lines About 44 Yankees"

Original Song Title:

"88 Lines About 44 Women"

Original Performer:

The Nails

Parody Song Title:

"88 Lines About 44 Yankees"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

My Yankees hit the ball from the yard. They're my team, and they're better than yours. Damn right, they're better than yours. They could teach you, but they'd have to (da-da-da-DAT-da-DAAAA!) charge.
Willie Keeler, five-foot-four
but always hit 'em where they ain't.
Chesbro spittered forty-one wins
but wild pitch, he's no saint.
Prince Hal Chase, the darkest royal
fixing games and he got banned.
Shawkey, building block of Yanks
greatest ballclub in the land.

George Herman Ruth, immortal Babe
revolutionized the game.
Waite Hoyt, Brooklyn kid in Bronx
put all hitters to such shame.
Gehrig was the Iron Horse
who played so long and hit so well.
Lazzeri always pushed 'em up
and gave each pitcher lots of hell.

Soon the Yanks were Ruffing it
as Red was their Depression ace.
Lefty Gomez, blazing heat
quips put smiles on your face.
Dickey squatting back of plate
greatest catcher of his day.
Joltin' Joe DiMaggio
getting more hits every day.

Tommy Henrich swung the bat
"Ol' Reliable," he was called.
Charlie Keller, big strong guy
he left pitchers so appalled.
Phil Rizzuto, "Holy Cow!"
Shortstop, bunter, longtime voice.
Allie Reynolds, "Superchief"
fastball made a hissing noise.

Yogi Berra, backstop grand
hits great and says funny things.
Whitey, Chairman of the Board
in October, Lord of Rings.
Mickey Mantle from both sides
of plate hit some titanic blasts.
Elston Howard, jack-of-trades
integrated Pinstriped cast.

Roger Maris, sixty-one
scribes can kiss his asterisk.
Pepitone could hit and field
but his carousing fills a disk.
Stottlemyre, rotten luck
pitching coach, he'll get his ring.
Murcer, Oklahoma boy
Almost with that Mantle swing.

Thurman Munson, Captain gruff
took no crap from anyone.
Sparky Lyle, 'stache and chaw
bring him in, the game is done.
Catfish Hunter, sliders, curves
every corner he could paint.
Reggie Jackson, in October
really "hit 'em where they ain't."

Nettles diving at third base
bailing out each Yankee arm.
Guidry, dishing out the K's
as well as Lou'siana charm.
Boston fans, avert your eyes:
Bucky (expletive deleted) Dent!
Winfield got to Hall of Fame
but George asks where the money went.

Gossage throwing eggs of goose
great bullpen intimidation.
Mattingly, beloved at first
but never had a celebration.
Paul O'Neill, the warrior
cornerstone of legend new.
Bernie Williams, smooth as silk
a Pinstripe legend through and through.

Derek Jeter, Captain Clutch
shows us all just how it's done.
Mariano shatters bats
opponents never have no fun.
Make up pitches on the spot?
A perfect choice is David Cone.
Look out now, the Rocket's launched
Roger Clemens in the zone.

Hip, hip, Jorge! Backstop switch-hits.
And runs the ever-changing staff.
Giambi got in trouble big
but now he's got the final laugh.
Mike Mussina, pitching fine
gets into a moundsman's groove.
A-Rod is the MVP?
He's still got everything to prove!

88 Lines About 44 Yankees!
Hopefully, that 88th line will soon change. But I'm not holding my breath.

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AFW - September 18, 2006 - Report this comment
A home run of good sports trivia..
Stuart McArthur - September 19, 2006 - Report this comment
I consider those full stops unnecessary punctuation, MP, but I would never dock you for them ;-) day, by osmosis, I'm going to wake up knowing about American baseball, thanks to your tomes on the subject! - 555

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