Larry MacPhail discovered Gladys Gooding at a hockey game at Madison Square Garden,
where she played the organ for the New York Rangers and, later, the basketball Knickerbockers.
He thought organ music might be a fine thing for Ebbets Field
. Beginning in 1942,
she was a favorite of Dodger fans and a celebrity in her own right until the team
went west in 1958. She wrote the words and music for "Follow the Dodgers," the team's
fight song even after the move to Los Angeles.