Jack Norworth

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Jack Norworth

Jack Norworth began his stage career appearing in blackface on Broadway at the dawn of the 20th century. On a subway train in 1908, he wrote the lyrics for Take Me Out to the Ballgame. Later, he would join the Ziegfeld Follies and appear in movies and television while continuing as a songwriter.

Norworth was elected to the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

Note: For more information about Take Me Out to the Ballgame see the article on Norworth's collaborator, Albert von Tilzer.

Related Sites[edit]

  • Steven A. King: "What Inspired 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame'?", The Baseball Research Journal, SABR, Vol. 38, Nr. 2 (Fall 2009), pp. 57-58.