About the Stamp

This 2008 stamp issuance commemorates the 100th anniversary of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” one of the most popular baseball songs of all time. For decades, the song’s catchy chorus has been part of the musical tradition at ballparks around the country, especially during the seventh-inning stretch.

The Take Me Out to the Ball Game stamp will be officially dedicated on Wednesday, July 16, 2008, in a ceremony held on the White House lawn.

This 42-cent stamp was created by Richard Sheaff. Since 1983, he has been a design consultant to the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee, and in that capacity has been responsible for the design or art direction of more than 300 U.S. postage stamps.