All About a Ballpark Organist

Mid season last year, the San Francisco Giants brought in a ballpark organist to add a  little nostalgia and atmosphere to AT&T Park.  Organist Steve Hogan, 37, was hired on a trial basis, but it appears this is turning into a long-term gig.  Hogan sits in plain view of fans on an obeservation deck out by the left-center field bleachers.  Only 15 of 30 MLB clubs use an organist to play live music.  Read more here.


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4 responses to “All About a Ballpark Organist

  1. Elizabeth Soderlund

    I think it’s been 20 plus years since I’ve been to a Giant’s game and while the game was AWESOME, the music was was even better! The organ brings back baseball sentimentality. Especially loved “Left my Heart in S.F.” Can’t wait to attend my next Giant game!

  2. Bob S.

    You don’t need to play the organ continuously to try and excite the crowd. Sometimes the fans can do it by themselves. Ease off a bit.

  3. Dawn C

    And when there are runners on base, play “Bring Him Home” from Les Mis!

  4. Steve, I think it would be nice to play little segments of the old “San Francisco” tune to notate Giants’ home runs, or good plays??

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