Ernie Banks once released a disco single about teamwork
Listen to Ernie Banks' disco single, 'Teamwork'
It probably won't surprise you to learn that many baseball stars have released novelty singles. There's Terry Forster's "Fat is In." The 1990 Reds recorded "Reds Hot." The '86 Mets traded rap verses on "Get Metsmerized."
What you may find shocking is that the late, great Ernie Banks released one, too. Except he did it in his own style -- with a disco paean to the idea of teamwork.
Released in 1981 on Wanna Records, 10 years after Banks' last game with the Cubs, "Teamwork" includes lines like:
I'm pretty sure no other Major Leaguer would release a song quite like that. Click here to listen to the track.
Of course, Banks also showed off his pipes when he sang the Cubs' fight song, "Hey Hey, Holy Mackeral"
And famously performed with Pearl Jam at Wrigley Field: