Uni Watch: ‘We Want A Hit’

From Paul Lukas at the Uni Watch Blog on March 17:

[T]oday we’re gonna examine a really sensational baseball song from 1964 — a song that has somehow flown under everyone’s radar for the past four-plus decades despite being utterly infectious.

The song is a calypso number by a guy named the Duke of Iron. The title is simply “New York Mets,” but it is not just for Mets fans. It should really be called “We Want a Hit” (that’s the chorus), and the lyrics could easily be tweaked to fit any team, or to create an all-purpose baseball anthem.


I’ve shared the song with a bunch of other fans over the past week or so, and we’ve all had the same reaction that Jon [Daniels] had: How had we not been aware of this? How had such a sensational tune languished in obscurity for nearly half a century?

Read the full article here: http://www.uniwatchblog.com/2011/03/17/amazing-baseball-song-from-1965-rediscovered/

Listen to the song here:


Originally published: March 17, 2011. Last Updated: March 17, 2011.