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Why did Chicago White sox fans sing Na Na Na Na Hey Hey Hey Goodbye?

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I watched the world series in 2005 and all the fans in Chicago sang Na Na Na Na Hey Hey Hey Goodbye after winning the series. Why did they sing this particular song? What is the story behind this?

  • 7 years ago

    Favorite Answer

    That song began being applied (Chicago suburbs at least) to high school sporting events as far back as the early 70s. The fans start singing it when the outcome is no longer in doubt or when the contest is over and the home team won. They are singing “good bye”.

  • 6 years ago

    I see many answers here, but none of them are correct. It began in the summer of 1977. It was the year the Sox were known as the “South Side Hitmen.” The Sox went on a mid-summer tear and for a team threatened to win the division. During a crucial series vs. the Royals, organist Nancy Faust played the song after a pitcher was yanked. The fans sang along and the tradition stuck. Nancy would continue playing it after every home run, win, and of course when the opposing pitcher got yanked after giving up a lot of runs. Nancy retired in 2010, but the tradition has continued.

  • 18 gibbs 20's avatar

    7 years ago

    Sometimes gimmicks catch on with certain teams at certain times. The early 2000’s Angels had the rally monkey. This year’s Red Sox had the disgusting beards.

  • David's avatar

    7 years ago

    It’s a taunt. It comes from a late 60’s group called Steam that recorded it. Basically it means we beat you!

  • Bert Weidemeier's avatar

    7 years ago

    Its because its easy to sing and noone can forget the words.

  • 7 years ago

    I’m guessing that the almighty jumbotron controls all.

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