OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Fans at the College World Series and across the Southeastern Conference may have never seen Preacher Franklin.
They’ve surely heard him.
Franklin is one of the two famous, or infamous, “Vanderbilt Whistlers,” and his distinctive chirps can be heard throughout stadiums the Commodores play in and in the background of television broadcasts.
Vandy fans love it, or at least tolerate it. Fans of the opposing team or neutral observers find it annoying. Really annoying.
The 72-year-old Franklin’s whistle typically goes nonstop between pitches.
“I can whistle all night, no problem,” he said.
He has had to pick his spots the last couple games of this year’s CWS, though. TD Ameritrade