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White Sox: Broadcaster Hawk Harrelson is in the Hall of Fame

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 02: Chicago White Sox broadcaster Ken "The Hawk" Harrelson acknowledges the crowd on Hawk Day as he was honored by the White Sox before the game between the Chicago White Sox and the Boston Red Sox on September 2, 2018 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 02: Chicago White Sox broadcaster Ken "The Hawk" Harrelson acknowledges the crowd on Hawk Day as he was honored by the White Sox before the game between the Chicago White Sox and the Boston Red Sox on September 2, 2018 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago White Sox had one of the most unique announcers in all or sports for a long time and he is now headed to the Hall of Fame.

The Chicago White Sox had one of the most unique broadcasters calling their games on television for a really long time. Ken Hawk Harrelson was so great for White Sox fans because he embodied what it meant to be a fan of this team. He had his “Hawk-isms” that were well known amongst fans and that made the games much more enjoyable to watch. Fans of other teams didn’t really like him that much which plays into why most White Sox fans did adore him. He wasn’t friendly with the team on the North Side either so that also ingratiated him with Sox fans.

Today it came out that he is going into the Hall of Fame. He is the 2020 Ford C. Frick Award winner! Hawk was the voice of the White Sox on television for 33 seasons. He is a two time Illinois Sportscaster of the Year award winner, a five-time Emmy award winner, and the 2010 Ring Lardner Award winner for Excellence in Sports Journalism. There is no doubt that this man has had an outstanding life as both a player and broadcaster. He deserves this honor and White Sox fans across the world will love hearing this news.

Hawk Harrelson got the call this morning and he now knows that he has a fun few months ahead of him as he will be celebrated. This might come just in time for his favorite team to start winning. He can watch that process begin knowing that he is headed to the Hall of Fame in baseball for broadcasting. This is such an honor for him and it is a treat for us fans who had the thrill of watching him call all of the White Sox games on TV for a really long time. Most current baseball generations in Chicago got to enjoy Hawk and his fun calling style.

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Congratulations, Hawk. We are proud to be a fan of the team you served. It will be so much fun to see the team celebrate you over the next few months.

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