In 1908, American Tin Pan Alley songwriter Albert Von Tilzer wrote the American baseball anthem, "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" (lyricist Jack Norworth).
Few if any songs can claim 100-plus years of relevance. "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" has been the preamble played at every Major League ballgame (and wherever baseball is played) for more than a century.
In 2008, the U.S. Postal Service issued a commemorative stamp honoring the song and its writers. Von Tilzer, a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, also wrote such universal hits as: "Put Your Arms Around Me Honey", "Life Is Just A Bowl of Cherries", "You’re The Cream In My Coffee", "Sunny Side Up" and "I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time".
Von Tilzer was a pseudonym for the family surname name, Gummbinsky. Professionally, Albert took his mother's maiden name, and added Von for a turn-of-the-20th century 'upper-crust' cache.