After cutting back on his broadcasting schedule last year, Ken “Hawk” Harrelson will be cutting back on his broadcasting schedule even more.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Harrelson wants to dial the schedule back, so he can spend more time with his family. The 75-year-old broadcaster, wants to stay in baseball until 2020, but that doesn’t mean he will be broadcasting games until then.
“I didn’t say I wanted to broadcast four more years,’’ Harrelson told the Sun-Times. “The main thing is I just want to be in baseball four more years, not necessarily broadcasting.”
If Harrelson decides to stay in the game until 2020,then he will have been in the league for eight decades. That is longer than Vin Scully and Bob Uecker’s brodcasting years.
Harrelson has been a player, a broadcaster, and an ambassador for the league during that time span. With Harrelson cutting back on his time in the broadcasting booth, it gives Jason Benneti more time and a great opportunity to show fans that he belongs in the broadcasting booth.
Enjoy it while you can White Sox fans, because Hawk’s career is coming to an end. Rejoice in it and remember how much he has done for the game of baseball.
He has created so many memories, including his signature call, “You can put it on the Board, Yes!”