Ed Farmer-Longtime White Sox Broadcaster and All-Star Pitcher, Dies at 70

The team announced that Ed Farmer had pitched 11 years and served as a radio announcer for the Chicago White Sox for another 30 years. He is 70 years old.

The farmer is a leader in his career, playing for eight different teams during his career, including his hometown White Sox. It was with the White Sox that he completed his only All-Star game. That was in 1980, and he released 3.34 ERA throughout the season and saved 30 games.

In the Major League Baseball career that began in 1971 and ended in 1983, Farmer played 370 games, contributing 4.30 ERA and 75 saves.

As NBC Sports Chicago pointed out, Farmer learned in 1990 that he would die without a kidney transplant. He eventually got a kidney from his brother Tom. Subsequently, the farmer became an advocate of organ donation.

Of course, Farmer may be famous for thirty years on the radio. The current White Sox announcer Jason Benetti tweeted: “Ed Farmer is so loyal and hospitable. Hundreds of thousands including me lost a heart.”

At the same time, Hawk Harrelson, a former White Sox announcer (also a legend in the broadcast industry), said to Farmer: “There are some people who are great, and like Ed, but no one compares He is better. He is just a great guy. “