The Voice Of Fenway Park Silenced

The Voice Of Fenway Park Silenced

Yesterday, the voice of the Boston Red Sox, of Major League Baseball, Carl Beane, suffered a fatal heart attack while driving, he was 59-years-old.

From ESPN Boston website:”We are filled with sadness at this tragic news,” Red Sox president Larry Lucchino said in a statement issued by the team, which attributed the death to a heart attack. “His legion of friends with the Red Sox and the media will miss him enormously, and all of Red Sox Nation will remember his presence, his warmth, and his voice.”

Going on further:”The Worcester district attorney said that Beane died in an accident after his car, an SUV with a spare tire cover stitched to look like a baseball, crossed the double yellow lines and left the road before hitting a tree and a wall. He was pronounced dead at Harrington Hospital in Southbridge a short time later, according to a release from D.A. Joseph D. Early Jr.”

His voice brought a certain warmth to Fenway Park, which this year celebrated its 100th birthday. I remembered just only a couple of weeks ago when he went over in length the special Fenway Park 100th birthday celebration. Mr. Beane had spoken on that day more like a historian. He talked how Fenway Park saw so much successes and so many failures at a time when other baseball park were being built or re-built.

Even Red Sox players spoke about Mr. Beane’s very unique voice:

“His voice was pretty unique,” designated hitterDavid Ortiz┬ásaid Wednesday before Boston’s game in Kansas City. “I’m pretty sure everybody is going to remember that forever.”

Added Ortiz: “It’s something that’s unexpected. It doesn’t matter if you get to know the person or not; it always hits you. It’s a tough situation where there’s no tomorrow. One way or another, all of us get to be a family. You guys as a reporter, us as a player, him as an announcer — everybody gets to be a family member here. And once things like that goes down, you hurt. You hurt. My prayers going out to his family.”

Mr Beane started to become a legend once he landed in his dream job:

“A longtime fixture in the Red Sox media who provided radio reports and gathered sound for broadcasters, including The Associated Press, Beane landed what he called his dream job when he won a competition for the job announcing the lineups at Fenway Park after the 2002 season. In his second season, he announced the home games of the World Series when the Red Sox won the championship to end an 86-year title drought.”

Carl Beane will always be remembered as one person who lived up to the famous saying, “do what you loved and you will not have to work a day in your life.”

Both him and his famous booming voice will be missed. Condolences and prayers to his family. RIP Carl Beane.

With MANY THANKS To Both Gordon Edes And ESPN Boston. Read More Here:“Carl Beane Dies While Driving”



Carl Beane in Fenway Park Control Booth
Carl Beane in Fenway Park Control Booth (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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