Flashback Friday: Terry Cashman’s “Talkin’ Baseball” (The Blue Jays Version)

A short but sweet feature for this week’s Flashback Friday comes via the Blue Jays Subreddit – it’s an adaptation of Terry Cashman’s classic “Talkin’ Baseball” which was adapted for the 1986 Toronto Blue Jays.

It seems like Cashman got around to doing a version for most MLB teams, and the Blue Jays version does not disappoint. Have a listen/watch and keep an ear out for all the Blue Jays cameos.


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Although personally, the version Terry Cashman did for The Simpsons “Homer At Bat” is still a superior version, but I digress. Here are the lyrics below if you care to sing along.

Talkin’ Baseball – 10 Years with the Jays

77 was the Jays first year, Toronto fans could finally cheer,
As Ault hit two home runs in our first game.
Bob Bailor was number one, Jerry Garvin’s pickoff gun,
Wins were few and the team was new, but the fans still came.

Talkin’ Baseball, Rick Cerrone and Luis Gomez,
Blue Jays baseball, Ron Fairly, Hector Torree.
Big John and Griff and Otto all could play,
Roy Howell, Rico Carty Dave McKay.
Talkin’ Baseball, 10 years with the Jays.

Bosetti had a flare; a style, Danny Ainge just stayed a while,
Clancy, Garth and Ernie were the core, Bobby Cox he took the reins,
And the Jays made instant gains, in 85 a winner arrived,
It’s what we’ve waited for.

Talkin’ Baseball, Bell and Moseby do the sluggin’,
Blue Jays Baseball, Stieb and Lamp they do some chuckin’,
Garcia and Fernandez made the plays,
Upshaw, Barfield and Tom Henke save the day,
Talkin’ Baseball, 10 years with the Jays.

When you’re talkin’ Toronto Baseball, Sam Ewing, Tom Underwood,
Hartsfield and Mattick both had class, the princes’ gate through which we pass,
Alexander’s game to win the AL East, expansion blues have ceased.

Each year’s a new beginning, and the Blue Jays plan on winning,
Jimy Williams has a team he knows can play,
Acker, Key and Mulliniks, Caudill’s got a back of tricks,
With Cliff and Buck and a little luck we’re going all the way.

Talkin’ Baseball, Bell and Moseby do the sluggin’,
Blue Jays baseball, Stieb and Lamp they do some chuckin’,
Garcia and Fernandez made the plays,
Upshaw, Barfield and Tom Henke save the day.


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Talkin’ Baseball, 10 years with the Jays.

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Ian Hunter

Ian has been writing about the Toronto Blue Jays since 2007. He enjoyed the tail-end of the Roy Halladay era and vividly remembers the Alex Rodriguez "mine" incident. He'll also retell the story of Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS to his kids for the next 20 years.

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