Pat, who is going on 107 years old, says she was surprised that her difficulty breathing was caused by a heart problem, not her lungs.
While organ music has been played at baseball games for well over 70 years, many stadiums have opted to replace their organs with canned music. Yet strongholds like Target Field in Minneapolis preserve the tradition today. KFAI’s Ryan Dawes spoke with ball park musicians about the pairing of organ music with America’s pastime.
Twin Cities author Daniel Lancaster and his family fell under the spell of John Beargrease over ten years ago when they began traveling north on vacations.
Anxious to learn more about the man behind the legend, Lancaster says he ended up writing the book he wanted to find, but couldn’t.