Chicago White Sox: Remembering Ed Farmer’s great life

(Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
(Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /

In Memorium, the Chicago White Sox had the luxury of Ed Farmer as one of their guys on and off the field for a very long time.

The Chicago White Sox announced on Thursday afternoon that former player and radio broadcaster, Ed Farmer has passed away. He worked as a radio broadcaster for the White Sox for 30 years and played Major League Baseball for 11 seasons, including three for his hometown Chicago White Sox. His life and career are remembered for his love of baseball and the White Sox. Ed Farmer will be missed by all members of the White Sox family.

In Farmer’s career, his best years came as a pitcher for the Chicago White Sox. His only all-star appearance came as a member of the White Sox as well in his middle year with the organization. He went 13-19 as a starter with the White Sox with a 3.31 ERA and a 1.434 WHIP. He wasn’t an elite player by any means but he was an elite human being.

Farmer also played for some other teams during his MLB career. He spent time with the Philadelphia Phillies, Cleveland Indians, Oakland Athletics, Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers, Baltimore Orioles, and Milwaukee Brewers. The cool thing for Farmer is that he made his MLB Debut in 1971 against none other than the Chicago White Sox. He threw one strikeout to earn the save at 21 years old. His last game came in 1983 at 33 years old. It was an admirable career carved out by a really good guy.

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When he was done with the Major Leagues after the 1983 season, he played in the Minor Leagues until the 1986 season. He was clearly a man that cared deeply about baseball and being a part of the great game. He would then go on to become a broadcaster for 30 years. That is a lot of time and dedication to the game. We wish Ed’s family and friends well during this difficult time. White Sox fans will surely miss hearing his voice calling games on the radio.