White Sox organist Nancy Faust retiring

October 4, 2010 4:48:11 AM PDT
After 41 seasons, as Organist for the Chicago White Sox, Nancy Faust will play her final game this Sunday. Faust, who started playing the organ at the age of 4, has been with the White Sox since 1970. She announced earlier this year that this would be her last season at the keyboards. Faust was one of the first baseball organists to integrate pop songs into her game repertoire. Among many things, she may be best remembered among longtime Sox fans for her arrangement of the seventh-inning standard "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," which inspired late broadcaster Harry Caray to start the tradition of singing to the fans at old Comiskey Park, a tradition which he carried over to Wrigley Field when he moved to the Cubs.