John Fogerty becomes the first musician inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame

John Fogerty becomes the first musician inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame


On this day in 2010, John Fogerty became the only musician ever enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame when his classic ode to the sport, "Centerfield," was inducted into Cooperstown.

Fogerty performed at the induction ceremonies to commemorate its 25th anniversary, with Willie Mays in attendance. It was the first time a musician or a song has been celebrated as a part of the festivities.

After completing the song, Fogerty announced that he was donating the baseball-bat-shaped guitar he used only for this song to the Hall of Fame.


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