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Jarry Park organist provides 'musical running commentary'

Play ball! From the impromptu games of "town ball" in the 1800s, through Jackie Robinson's Montreal Royals to the Expos and Blue Jays, Canadians have always been infatuated with baseball. But getting big league teams to come to Canada proved harder than hitting a grand slam. It took decades of persuading, promoting, wheeling and dealing, but eventually America's favourite pastime found a home in the great white north.

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Expos organist weaves folk songs and cheeky musical messages to enhance the ballpark experience.

Medium: Radio
Program: Quebec Now
Broadcast Date: Oct. 2, 1973
Guest(s): Fernand Lapierre
Reporter: Michael Cass-Beggs
Duration: 13:10

Last updated: March 28, 2013

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