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 June 06, 2022
“How is a baseball team like a pancake?"/"They both need a good batter!”

The term “batter” is the subject of several baseball and pancake riddles.

“Q. How is a baseball game like a pancake? A. They both need a good batter!” was printed in the Battle Creek (MI) Enquirer and News on November 20, 1976. “Q: Why is a baseball team like a pancake? A: They both need a good batter!” was printed in The News and Observer (Raleigh, NC) on January 4, 1988. “Richard: How are baseball teams and pancakes alike? Ryan: They both need a good batter” was printed in the Stevens Point (WI) Journal on June 12, 1991. “Q: What do pancakes and baseball teams have in common? A: A good batter” was printed in the Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram on November 19, 1991.

“Why do pancakes always win at baseball? They have the best batter” was posted on Twitter by Dubs on June 20, 2021. “Why do pancakes always win at baseball? They have the best batter” was posted on Reddit—Dadjokes on April 25, 2022.

“What do the New York Yankees and pancakes have in common?"/"They both need a good batter!” and “What did the pancake say to the baseball player?"/"Batter up!” are related riddles.


Newspapers.com
25 November 1891, Mansfield (PA) Advertiser, “Shots from Many Lockers,” pg. 4, col. 3:
In breadmaking, as in baseball, there in nothing like a good batter in the hour of knead.—Binghamton Leader.

Newspapers.com
20 November 1976, Battle Creek (MI) Enquirer and News, “Mini Jokes,” The Mini Page, pg. 3, col. 1:
Q. How is a baseball game like a pancake?
A. They both need a good batter!
-- Julie Casterline, Battle Creek

Newspapers.com
4 January 1988, The News and Observer (Raleigh, NC), “Mini Jokes,” The Mini Page, pg. 3, col. 1:
Q: Why is a baseball team like a pancake?
A: They both need a good batter!

Newspapers.com
12 June 1991, Stevens Point (WI) Journal, “The Bubble Gum Rapper,” pg. 20, col. 3:
Richard: How are baseball teams and pancakes alike?
Ryan: They both need a good batter.

Newspapers.com
19 November 1991, Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram, “Humor,” pg. F19, col. 4:
Q: What do pancakes and baseball teams have in common?
A: A good batter.
Kane Kelly, 9
Rio Vista Elementary


Twitter
betafood
@betafood
Replying to @patach
@patach “Whether it’s a pancake or a baseball team, the secret is to start with a good batter.”
6:10 PM · Feb 6, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
James3564 the hacker
@James3564CP
Replying to @EunesHarun
@allnewatcp why are pancakes good at baseball because they are a good batter (its not funny)
7:39 PM · Oct 30, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Roger
@OldMtnMan
RT @kerstinrose: Baseball teams are like pancakes the secret is to start with a good batter. #sport ..
8:17 AM · Feb 11, 2010·Twitter Web Client

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theol...@snap.net.nz
Nov 1, 2010, 12:01:18 PM
(...)
Whether it’s a pancake or a baseball team, the secret is to start with a good batter.

Twitter
Alan S Harrell
@ashtexas
Whether it’s a pancake or a baseball team, the secret is to start with a good batter.
1:37 PM · Nov 22, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Jeffrey Power
@Hefpow
JOTD…
Why is a baseball team like a pancake?
...they both need a good batter…
10:04 AM · Apr 3, 2011·Twitter SMS

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vee jay grrrr 🖤
@veronicaatbest
#jokeoftheday: How is a baseball team similar to a pancake? They both need a good batter! rasberry
1:40 PM · Jul 28, 2011·Twitter SMS

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Classic Hits 96-7 WBVI
@Classic_Hits967
Your terrible joke of the day “Q: How is a baseball team similar to a pancake?
A: They both need a good batter!”
5:16 AM · Apr 5, 2012·Facebook

Google Books
Insults Anywhere Kids Presents Hundreds Of Kids Jokes They Can Tell Anywhere
By Franklin Yantz
Insults Anywhere at Smashwords
2012
Pg. ?:
Q: How is a baseball team similar to a pancake?
A: They both need a good batter!

Google Books
Similes and Metaphors
By Ann Heinrichs and Danielle Jacklin
New York, NY: AV2 by Weigl
2018
Pg. 16:
Q: How are pancakes like a baseball team?
A: They both need a good batter.

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/12bubbahotep October 16, 2019
How is baseball like a pancake?
They both need a good batter!

Twitter
Dubs
@MikeDubsRadio
Replying to @Cubs and @BigCountry1739
Why do pancakes always win at baseball?
They have the best batter.
9:29 AM · Jun 20, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Richard Gustason
@RichGustason
Why are pancakes good at baseball?
They have the best batter.
3:40 PM · Jun 20, 2021 from Colorado Springs, CO·Twitter for Android

Reddit—Memes
Posted by u/seriouslampshade November 26, 2021
Pancakes are like baseball teams, they both need a good batter.

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/thedeathwaiter April 25, 2022
Why do pancakes always win at baseball?
They have the best batter.

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/Raw_Rain June 6, 2022
Why do pancakes always win at baseball?
They have the best batter

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, June 06, 2022 • Permalink