Organist brings tradition to Fifth Third Ballpark

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — It is a baseball tradition dating back to 1941: the organ.

"There's nothing more traditional than an organ, and having that atmosphere at the ballpark is something we wanted to bring back," Matt Hoffman, the West Michigan Whitecaps' promotions manager, said.

So this spring, the Whitecaps found and bought a classic Lowery Royale SU-500 and held auditions for an organist to play it on game days at Fifth Third Ballpark. Anne Tuuk showed up to try out.

"I had just retired from a church job," Tuuk told 24 Hour News 8, "and some people I know and respect recommended that I audition for it."

She was soon hired as the main organist for the Whitecaps' 25th anniversary season.

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