What Are Baseball Chants?

What Are Baseball Chants?

Baseball chants are often shouted by team members on the bench and include rhyming or repetitive phrases such as "We need a single, just a little single," or "We need a double, just a little double." They may be encouraging and motivational, like the examples above, or else taunts and brags, such as "Whattayagot?" or "I got a team that's hotter than hot!"

Another taunting chant is: "Down by the river / Took a little walk / Met with the other team / Had a little talk / Pushed 'em in the water / Hung 'em out to dry." Each line of this chant is repeated before moving on to the next.

For many young players, chanting is as integral to the game of baseball as stretching beforehand or jogging to the dugout.