Apr 27, 2016

Ting-A-Ling Double Play

Ting-A-Ling Double Play (1975)
Dave Cash and Larry Bowa
I posted Phillies Fever yesterday, and it wouldn't be right if Ting-A-Ling Double Play didn't have its own entry.  It's about how the Phillies middle infield are inspired by food and drink to turn a double play to end a game that has gone to extra innings.

In the first verse, it's an ice cream truck outside of Veteran's Stadium in the bottom of the 14th inning.  A hot dog vendor gets their attention in the bottom of the 17th inning in verse two.  Finally, a member of the cleaning crew knocked over a soda can in the bottom of the 23rd inning, which sent our beloved 2B/SS combo into a cola-induced, bag-tagging frenzy to end the game with a double play.

Just listen...