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. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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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.
   
“How is a baseball team like a pancake?”/“They both need a good batter,” “What do the New York Yankees and pancakes have in common?”/“They both need a good batter!” and “Why do pancakes always win at baseball?”/“They have the best batter” are other baseball and pancake riddles.
     
     
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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Psychology 200
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What did the pancake say to the baseball player? Batter up! #fb
1:01 PM - 15 Feb 2010
 
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Libby
‏@lliibbbyy
What did the pancake say to the baseball player?
Batter up! 😂😂😂
6:37 PM - 8 Mar 2013
 
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68. WHAT DID THE PANCAKE SAY TO THE BASEBALL PLAYER? BATTER UP!
 
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What did the pancake say to the baseball player?
Frankfort Avenue Business Association
11/3/16
Batter up!

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


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