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Looking to confirm an old memory

I've recently become interested in the "Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye" song frequently sung at White Sox games. Many stories exist crediting Sox organist Nancy Faust for originating this as a White Sox favorite. I don't think that's entirely true. The Chicago Tribune says:

Some specifics have been lost to time of what would prove to be the South Side Hit Men's biggest hit. But when Sox bats sent a Royals pitcher to the showers during a contentious four-game series at Comiskey Park that closed out July, Faust resurrected a pop tune from 1969.

"Na, na, na, nah, na, na, na, nah, hey, hey, hey, goooodbye!" many in the crowd sang along, taking the irresistible hook of Steam's "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" and wielding it as a needle.

That's not how I remember it. I remember an earlier series with the Twins which the Internet tells me occurred on July 1-3, 1977. It was a 4-game sweep by the Sox, culminating in a Sunday doubleheader sweep. I was either watching on TV or at Comiskey when a bunch of fans got up and started singing

Minnesota, Minnesota, Hey Hey, GoodBye!

The song caught on and was repeated by the fans until later in the month, Nancy picked it up and made it into a Sox theme. But fans were the originators.

Does anyone else remember it that way?

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