Fenway Park loses its voice

R.I.P. Carl Beane

In news that will make golf outings and how to calculate a sell-out streak seem like trivial subjects Fenway Park PA announcer Carl Beane passed away this afternoon at the age of 59 after being involved in a single car crash.  Beane was the longest tenured PA announcer at Fenway since the legendary Sherm Feller handled PA duties from 1967 until his death in 1994.  Carl had created a niche for himself as the voice of Fenway Park, something that none of the other P.A. announcers seemed to be able to do since Feller’s death.  Beane was also known for getting into it with one of the Yankees reporters during the annual Boston/New York media softball game.  Beane’s web site notes that he was a national spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association and a narrator for talking books at the Perkins School For The Blind.  I’ve been to well over 100 Red Sox games at Fenway Park since Beane took over public address duties10 seasons ago and it won’t be the same the next time I go to a game and don’t hear his voice.

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30 year old sports enthusiast and aspiring writer from Boston.

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