Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Thursday, April 02, 2020

Sun-Times: Longtime White Sox broadcaster and former pitcher Ed Farmer dies

White Sox broadcaster Ed Farmer, who grew up on the South Side and pitched in the major leagues for 11 seasons before embarking on a 28-year broadcasting career, died Wednesday night.

The Non-Catching Molina (sjs1959) Posted: April 02, 2020 at 11:25 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: broadcasters, white sox

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. asinwreck Posted: April 02, 2020 at 06:01 PM (#5936011)
He had a kidney transplant almost 30 years ago to fight the disease that killed his mother at 38.

At his best (with John Rooney) he was a funny and astute radio broadcaster. I am glad that duo got to call the World Series for AM 1000. Farmer sounded so happy that night.
   2. Eddo Posted: April 03, 2020 at 04:57 AM (#5936115)
Will be sad to listen to Sox games on the radio (eventually) without Farmio. His play-by-play skills improved over the years, and he always injected the right amount of personality and homerism.

Maybe Jason Benetti can just call TV and radio simultaneously?
   3. winnipegwhip Posted: April 03, 2020 at 11:39 AM (#5936196)
When I think about it Ed Farmer and John Rooney together were my favorite broadcast team of all time.

RIP

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
aleskel
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogEmpty Stadium Sports Will Be Really Weird
(4750 - 11:03pm, Jun 03)
Last: Lassus

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1927 Results
(2 - 10:15pm, Jun 03)
Last: DL from MN

NewsblogOT – NBA CoronaThread 2020
(3208 - 9:26pm, Jun 03)
Last: Kurt

Hall of Merit2021 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
(291 - 9:24pm, Jun 03)
Last: Dr. Chaleeko

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 6-3-2020
(14 - 9:07pm, Jun 03)
Last: The Honorable Ardo

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1927 Discussion
(9 - 8:58pm, Jun 03)
Last: Cblau

NewsblogOT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (June 2020)
(17 - 8:56pm, Jun 03)
Last: Hysterical & Useless

NewsblogReigning CL MVP Hayato Sakamoto one of two Giants players to test positive for COVID-19
(4 - 8:25pm, Jun 03)
Last: Ron J

NewsblogSources: MLB mulls shorter season, full prorated salaries for players
(33 - 6:50pm, Jun 03)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogChris Archer out until 2021 due to thoracic outlet surgery
(25 - 6:44pm, Jun 03)
Last: Zonk is Dominating the Battlespace

NewsblogRoyals won’t lay off or furlough baseball operations employees despite MLB uncertainty
(3 - 5:15pm, Jun 03)
Last: Zach

NewsblogJudge: Len Dykstra’s reputation is so bad it’s legally impossible to libel him
(27 - 4:09pm, Jun 03)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

Gonfalon CubsBeing cheap is not a plan
(108 - 1:40pm, Jun 03)
Last: Moses Taylor, glorified meat shield

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1927 Ballot
(7 - 1:38pm, Jun 03)
Last: MrC.

NewsblogOT: Wrestling Thread November 2014
(2438 - 11:17pm, Jun 02)
Last: Tubbs is Bobby Grich when he flys off the handle

-->

Page rendered in 0.2398 seconds
46 querie(s) executed