Ed Farmer Biography – Ed Farmer Wiki
Ed Farmer born Edward Joseph Farmer was an American professional baseball pitcher and the play-by-play broadcaster for White Sox radio broadcasts.
Farmer was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the fifth round of the 1967 amateur draft at the age of 17. He made his major-league debut in June 1971 at 21 years old. Farmer went 30–43 with a 4.30 ERA (298 ER/624.0 IP), 75 saves and 395 strikeouts in 370 career major league games over 11 seasons with Cleveland (1971–73), Detroit (1973), Philadelphia (1974, ’82–83), Baltimore (1977), Milwaukee (1978), Texas (1979), the White Sox (1979–81) and Oakland (1983).
Farmer made the All-Star team with Chicago in 1980, finishing third in baseball with 30 saves (a White Sox record at the time). His 30 saves in 1980 remain tied for the 16th-most in a season in White Sox history, and his 54 total saves with the Sox are the 11th-most in club history. Farmer was inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame in 1997 and the Chicago Catholic League Hall of Fame in 1999.
From 1988–90, Farmer was a major-league scout for the Orioles. In 1991, he served as a special assistant with the White Sox. He joined the White Sox radio booth on a part-time basis in 1991 and took over full-time analyst duties in 1992 alongside play-by-play broadcaster John Rooney. Farmer and Rooney worked together from 1992–2005, and the duo was named the best radio team in the American League by USAToday.com in 2004. Farmer became the Sox play-by-play voice in 2006 where he worked with former White Sox outfielder Chris Singleton for two seasons (2006–07) and current television analyst Steve Stone in 2008 before teaming with Jackson in 2009.
Ed Farmer Age
Ed Farmer was born on October 18, 1949, in Evergreen Park, Illinois. He died on April 1, 2020. He was 70 years old.
Ed Farmer Wife
Ed Farmer was married to his wife, Barbara Farmer.
Ed Farmer Children
Ed Farmer and his wife, Barbara Farmer, had a daughter, Shanda Farmer.
Ed Farmer Death
Ed Farmer died on April 1, 2020, at the age of 70. The Chicago White Sox confirmed his death in a statement on its official social media accounts. The White Sox wrote on Twitter and Instagram: “We mourn the death of Ed Farmer who passed away Wednesday night. Farmer worked as a radio broadcaster for the Chicago White Sox for nearly 30 years, played 11 seasons in the major leagues, including three with his hometown White Sox, and was a strong advocate for organ donation.”
We mourn the death of Ed Farmer who passed away Wednesday night.
Farmer worked as a radio broadcaster for the Chicago White Sox for nearly 30 years, played 11 seasons in the major leagues, including three with his hometown White Sox, and was a strong advocate for organ donation. pic.twitter.com/wx7itjfEYk
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) April 2, 2020
White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said, “Ed Farmer was the radio voice of the Chicago White Sox for three decades, and he called no-hitters, perfect games and of course, a World Series championship. His experience as a major league All-Star pitcher, his wry sense of clubhouse humor, his love of baseball and his passion for the White Sox combined to make White Sox radio broadcasts the sound of summer for millions of fans. Ed grew up a Sox fan on the south side of Chicago and his allegiance showed every single night on the radio as he welcomed his ‘friends’ to the broadcast. I am truly devastated by the loss of my friend.”
Ed Farmer Cause of Death
Ed Farmer’s cause of death was kidney disease.
Ed Farmer Health
Ed Farmer underwent a kidney transplant in 1991 due to polycystic kidney disease. He made an annual appearance with Secretary of State Jesse White at the James R. Thompson Center to raise awareness and promote the need for organ and tissue donation in Illinois.
Farmer previously served on the board of directors of the Polycystic Kidney Disease Research Foundation and testified before the U.S. House of Representatives about the disease in 1995. He also actively supported the state of Illinois organ donor program, Donate Life Illinois.
Ed Farmer Net Worth
Ed Farmer’s net worth is unknown.
Ed Farmer Height
Ed Farmer was 6 feet 5 inches tall.