Organist Nancy Faust hit a home run by happening into her career in baseball

By: Start TV Staff     Posted: January 9, 2019, 1:13PM

For 40 years Nancy Faust was the lady behind the organ at all Chicago White Sox games. She retired in 2010, but she told Start TV, it all started with an organ her father bought for her musician mother. "It captured my fancy," Faust said.

Luck struck again when Faust was sitting in for her mother at a gig and got discovered by the White Sox management team. That's how she came to play for the professional baseball team, and eventually was credited with creating the "walk-up" song back in 1970, when she began playing each player's home state song as they walked up to the plate. Before that one gig changed her life forever, she told Start TV, "I had only attended one game my whole life." By the time she retired, that number was well over 3,000.

Watch Nancy Faust discuss being embraced by White Sox fans:

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