Nancy Faust Jenkins and Beth Finke

Recorded September 21, 2018 Archived September 21, 2018 01:04:25 minutes
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Nancy Faust Jenkins (71) talks to her friend Beth Finke (59) about her career as an organist for the Chicago White Sox. They talk about how Nancy's music helped Beth follow baseball games after she lost her sight, and how they met and became friends.

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NFJ talks about her childhood, her love of animals, and her mother, an organist with perfect pitch.
NFJ reads a letter she received from Philip Wrigley about the National Anthem.
NFJ describes what it was like playing her first game at Comiskey.
NFJ talks about working with Harry Caray.
BF describes the day she found out her eye surgery was unsuccessful, going to a Sox game, and why she wrote about NFJ.
NFJ talks about song of the songs she would play to get the crowd going.
NFJ talks about the last day at Comiskey Park.
NFJ talks about how Harry Caray's singing of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game."
NFJ comes up with a song that describes her life and her work. She picks "This Used To Be My Playground" by Madonna.
They talk about following the Red Sox this year.


  • Nancy Faust Jenkins
  • Beth Finke

Recording Location

Chicago Cultural Center

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