Al Greener enlivens atmosphere at Louisville baseball games

Al Greener's view from the press box at Jim Patterson Stadium.
Al Greener’s view from the press box at Jim Patterson Stadium.

The atmosphere engulfing University of Louisville home baseball games is contagious. A fun place to be, especially while UofL was winning 33 of 34 games at Jim Patterson Stadium this season.

Integral to the atmosphere is the organ music offered up by Al Greener, the director of the UofL Pep Band. He is part of a vanishing breed, playing the organ at college baseball games these days.

“No place I would rather be,” he said recently. “It’s a great job, doing what you love, cheering on your favorite team,”

Greener has an encyclopedic knowledge of popular songs covering several decades. He’s also got a response for every play and any situation it seems, as well as for descriptive player names and a wide range of diamond dramatics.

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