White Sox’s summer of 1977 gave us two great sports musical traditions – Chicago Tribune

The 1977 season is remembered fondly as one of Chicago baseball’s great summers, the White Sox and Cubs each taking division leads into August.

The winning didn’t last. First the Cubs fell out of contention, then the Sox, taking World Series fantasies down with them.

What survives are the two musical traditions born of the South Side swagger, giddiness and gusto that marked the first two-thirds of the White Sox’s ’77 season not just on the field but in the Comiskey Park stands.

The first came in that season was when Sox owner Bill Veeck put Harry Caray on the loudspeakers as organist Nancy Faust played “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the seventh-inning stretch.