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ESPN will pay homage to Nancy Faust, ‘Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye’ song with short film

ESPN solidified the White Sox’ current stature by scheduling them for the first “Sunday Night Baseball” game of the season.

On the same day, the network will celebrate the Sox’ past with a “SportsCenter Featured” segment on the July 1977 weekend when famed organist Nancy Faust helped turn the band Steam’s song “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” into the team anthem. The nine-minute film will debut during the 7 a.m. “SportsCenter.”

Scott Diener produced the film, which is narrated by writer and Chicago native Scoop Jackson. Diener, who produced and directed “Pooh: The Derrick Rose Story,” discovered this story while working on a documentary about the Sox’ near move to Florida, which is still in development.

“I never would have known about this story because I never would have met Nancy,” Diener said. “When we were outlining the story arc of the [documentary] and I learned about this

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