This Tuesday, the 7th of June, marked the 40th year that Chicago White Sox broadcaster Steve Stone has been broadcasting baseball games to the public. Not all of those years were spent broadcasting White Sox games.
The former MLB pitcher has shown resilience over a 40-year career and is one of the most recognizable faces (and voices) in all of broadcasting. White Sox fans love him.
Stone played baseball in the ’70s and ’80s with a career that spanned 11 years. During that 11-year career, Stone played for the Chicago Cubs, Baltimore Orioles, San Francisco Giants, and Chicago White Sox for three seasons.
He started his broadcasting career in 1982 with the Monday Night baseball crew. He was part of a team that included such well-known names as Bob Uecker and the great Al Michaels.
Following his short stint on Monday Night Baseball, Stone went on to become part of the Cubs broadcasting team and was with them from 1983 to 2004.
After his long stint with the Cubs (in which he worked with the famous Harry Cary), Stone went into radio on a local Chicago radio station WSCR the Score talking about baseball and also did a little work for helping with some of ESPN’s baseball broadcasts.
The Chicago White Sox and Steve Stone have been great together for a long time.
After he did some filling in on White Sox broadcasts and in March of 2008, he was hired to provide color commentary on White Sox radio.
In September of 2009, Stone ended up becoming the color commentator for White Sox television broadcasts working beside broadcasting legend Ken “Hawk” Harrelson.
Following Harrison’s retirement, Stone has worked with Jason Benetti on the Sox television broadcasts. That is where he remains today.
Stone is one of the more popular broadcasters in all of baseball and at 74 (he turns 75 next month), he shows no signs of slowing down. He and Benetti are one of the best tandems in Major League Baseball broadcasting and are loved by White Sox fans as well as by fans of other teams.
Stone is well known for some of his Twitter rants and sometimes those can get very entertaining. He has some great baseball opinions, even though people may not always agree with what to say and he is very knowledgeable about the sport.
40 years is a long time to be involved in anything. Stone has made listening to White Sox baseball easy, informative, and fun. He uses his 40-plus years of experience to make it that way.
Hopefully, we will get several more years of his witty banter, great knowledge, and timely commentary.
Congratulations Steve Stone on 40 years of broadcasting excellence! There are many more years to come!