Organist Ernie Hays dies at 77

Updated: November 1, 2012, 4:44 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Ernie Hays, an organist who was a fixture at St. Louis sporting events and provided the soundtrack of Cardinals baseball for four decades, has died, the team said Thursday.

The St. Louis native, who spent 40 seasons as the baseball team's organist, died Wednesday night at age 77. A cause of death was not disclosed.

Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. called Hays "one of the premier sports organists in the country and a valued member of the Cardinals family."

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