Report: White Sox announcer Hawk Harrelson cutting back on games

Monday October 5th, 2015

Chicago White Sox play-by-play broadcaster Ken “Hawk” Harrelson will cut back on his announcing schedule in 2016, according to Bruce Levine of WSCR-AM.

Harrelson, who just completed his 31st season as White Sox announcer, will only broadcast three White Sox home games—Opening Day and two games against the Chicago Cubs.

He will work 78 road games, bringing his total to 81.

The 74-year-old commutes to the ballpark for each game from his home in Granger, Ind., which is around 100 miles each way.

Harrelson is a two-time finalist for the Ford C. Frick award, handed out each year at Hall of Fame weekend to a broadcaster for “major contributions to baseball.”

- Kenny Ducey

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