Batter Up: When Hip Hop Meets Baseball

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  • Main Source "Just a Friendly Game of Baseball"
  • Jay Z, Alicia Keys, 2009 World Series
  • Crooklyn Dodgers
  • St. Lunatics, "Batter Up"
  • Lastings Milledge
  • Hardball, The Movie
  • Ultramagnetic MCs
  • Jose Reyes
  • J. Cole
  • Jay Z, Jackie Robinson
  • David Ortiz, Fat Joe
  • A$AP Mob, A$AP Rocky
  • Kanye West, Lil Wayne "Barry Bonds"

Crooklyn Dodgers

Crooklyn Dodgers — a rotating super-group of Brooklyn underground rap vets that included Masta Ace, Buckshot Shorty and Special Ed — named themselves after their borough's legendary former team, and sampled a Dodgers radio broadcast for their Q-Tip–produced 1994 classic "Crooklyn."  

(Photo: MCA Records)

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