Tuesday, December 29
Players come and go. So do managers, coaches, owners, mascots, even ballparks.
But for 4 decades there has always been Nancy.
Starting in 1970, when the White Sox lost 106 games and were last in the league in attendance (495,355), Nancy was there. Every night.
She was there when Bill Melton won the home run title in 1971, when Steve Dahl blew up the disco records in 1979, and when Ron Kittle and Greg Luzinski were launching baseballs onto the Comiskey Park roof in the early 1980s.
She was there for every single game from 1983 until 2005.
There for all the big moments, and thousands of smaller ones. Like the time in 1971 when a new Sox broadcaster by the name of Harry Caray was fed up watching a boring game and said on the air that he wished someone would carry him home. An alert Nancy, listening to the game on the radio, immediately started playing Carry Me Back Home to Old Virginia.
She was there to play the hits like Take Me Out to the Ballgame and Runaround Sue, and to unearth the misses like Inna Godda Davida and Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Good-bye.
But in 2010, Nancy Faust will be saying good-bye to all of us. The woman who has produced the White Sox soundtrack for millions of fans for 40 years has decided to retire after this season.
She just feels like its time.
So I guess theres no better time to chat with Nancy about her long Sox career and her thoughts as she enters her final season tickling the ivories on the South Side.
Hope you enjoy the latest installment of the Sox Drawer InnerView.