Ed Farmer, White Sox broadcaster, former pitcher, dies at 70

Published: Apr. 2, 2020 at 12:58 PM EDT
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Ed Farmer, an All-Star reliever who spent nearly three decades as a radio broadcaster for the Chicago White Sox, has died.

He was 70.

The White Sox said he died Wednesday night in Los Angeles following complications from an illness.

A native of Evergreen Park, Illinois, and a graduate of St. Rita High on Chicago's South Side, Farmer pitched for eight teams over 11 seasons.

He was an All-Star for the White Sox in 1980, when he saved 30 games - then a club record.

Farmer joined Chicago's radio booth in 1991 and completed his 29th season in 2019.

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