Play Ball (song)

"Play Ball"
Single by AC/DC
from the album Rock or Bust
Released 7 October 2014
Format Digital download, CD Single
Recorded 2014
Genre Hard rock
Length 2:48
Label Albert/Columbia
Writer(s) Angus Young, Malcolm Young
Producer(s) Brendan O'Brien
AC/DC singles chronology
"Shoot to Thrill (live)"
"Play Ball"
"Rock or Bust"

"Play Ball" is a single by Australian hard rock band AC/DC, and the debut single from their 2014 album Rock or Bust. It was first used on 27 September 2014 in a trailer for Major League Baseball on TBS postseason coverage,[1] and the single was released on 7 October.

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was absent from the video shoot for the single, and was replaced by Welshman Bob Richards, who had previously played with Man, Adrian Smith, Asia and Shogun.[2]

The Minnesota Twins, a Major League Baseball team, play the song at home in the Target Field directly after the game's lineup is announced. It plays for about two minutes before the game starts. The Danish basketball team, Svendborg Rabbits, play the song in connection with the gamestarts at home in The Rabbits House.


Chart (2014–15) Peak
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 44
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 45
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[5] 23
Denmark (Tracklisten)[6] 15
France (SNEP)[7] 39
Germany (Official German Charts)[8] 39
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[9] 28
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[10] 19
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[11] 17
US Rock Airplay (Billboard)[12] 21
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[13] 5


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