Longtime White Sox broadcaster and former MLB pitcher Ed Farmer passed away Wednesday night at the age of 70.
Farmer died because of complications from a previous illness. White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said the following.
The baseball community has been mourning the death of Farmer.
Farmer was born on Oct. 18, 1949, and attended St. Rita High School on the southwest side of Chicago. He was picked by the Indians in the fifth round of the 1967 MLB draft. Farmer also pitched for the Tigers, Orioles, Brewers, Rangers, White Sox, A’s and Phillies. Following his playing career Farmer was a scout for the Orioles and then joined the White Sox radio booth in 1991, broadcasting games on the South Side through the 2019 season.