A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from November 13, 2016
“What did the pancake say to the baseball player?"/"Batter up!”

A baseball riddle is:

Q: What did the pancake say to the baseball player?
A: “Batter up!”


The riddle has been cited in print since at least 1997.

“What do the New York Yankees and pancakes have in common?"/"They both need a good batter!” is another baseball and pancake riddle.


25 July 1997, The News Journal (Wilmington, DE), “Just for Laughs,” pg. 24, col. 5:
Q: What did the pancake say to the baseball player?
A: Batter up.
Rob Paulte, age 10
Newark


23 July 2000, Aberdeen (SD) Daily News, Farm Forum, pg. 39F, col. 5:
“What did the pancake say to the baseball player?”
“Batter-up!”

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Batter up!

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Sunday, November 13, 2016 • Permalink