“Hawk” Harrelson would probably love Steve Stone stepping down to the dugout to become manager. They have never had a great rapport in the booth. After he went down to the clubhouse to check on Todd Frazier in Texas in May, maybe Hawk would want to manage.
Stone is in his 29th season as a broadcaster, ninth with the White Sox. There have been rumblings that Stone wanted to be a General Manager at one point. At age 68, those opportunities have likely passed Stone by.
He had two separate stints with the White Sox. His first was in 1973. He lasted one season before the White Sox traded Stone and Steve Swisher (Yes, Nick’s dad) to the Cubs for Ron Santo. Santo and Stone would be Cubs announcers together (Stone as the TV analyst and Santo as radio analyst) for many years.
Stone led the 90-72, 1977 White Sox with 15 wins. He would play only one more season with the White Sox in his second iteration on the Southside. Stone signed with Baltimore following the 1978 season.
Stone pitched in game four of the 1979 World Series for Baltimore and won the 1980 American League Cy Young award for the Orioles with a 25-7 record.
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