In 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers.
In 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers. Keystone/Getty Images
The first month of baseball season belongs almost exclusively to hardcore fans who don't mind the inclement weather that sometimes accompanies early-season games. But now that spring is at hand and it's safe for the rest of us to head out to the ballpark, here's a chance for all baseball-loving jazz fans to get into the swing of the season with a few jazz songs that take their inspiration from the boys of summer. It's America's greatest art form celebrating the Great American Pastime.