Baseball, hot dogs and apple pie.
Since we love all things related to pie here at Tippin’s, we did some research into the origins of this phrase. It isn’t clear how the phrase got started, but we did discover that apple pies date back as far as the 1500s. Settlers from the Mayflower in the 1600s brought apple seeds to the colonies and began planting seeds and growing trees. And although it took another 200-plus years, the phrase “As American as apple pie” was in use by the 1860s, leading to pie’s place in history as an American favorite.
As for America’s favorite pastime, the first appearance of the word “baseball” appeared in 1700. Forms of the game date back as far as the 1330s, when it was referred to as “stool ball.”
Hot dogs have been around equally as long but were originally called frankfurters. Lore has it that a sausage vendor in New Jersey named Thomas Francis Xavier Morris, whose nickname was “Hot Dog Morris,” sold “hot dogs” as early as 1892, giving birth to the American favorite commonly consumed in baseball stadiums.
We think baseball and apple pie go together so well that Tippin’s was the “Hometown Pie Partner” of the Kansas City Royals for the past three years. Two of those years ended with trips to the World Series, and we all know what happened the second time around. Our sponsorship was built around “Royal Memories,” and there were sure a lot of special memories that came from this amazing run by the Royals.
With the opening of baseball season and the feel of spring in the air, we’re busy baking apple pies and many other varieties of fruit, cream and nut pies to keep up with demand. We hope you’ll take a Tippin’s pie along to your next tailgate party and enjoy a little taste of Americana.