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Musical Traditions in Sports
National Anthems
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Playing and singing "The Star Spangled Banner" before games has been standard at baseball stadiums since World War II. Virtually all sports adopted the ritual, including "O Canada" when teams from the Great White North are playing. Artists such as Marvin Gaye and Jose Feliciano have elevated it to an art form.
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