If you listened to or watched White Sox games in the 1970’s, you heard, of course, Harry Caray. But you also heard, on radio and TV, Lorn Brown, who was one of the Sox’ broadcast voices from 1976-79 and again from 1983-88.â†µ
Brown passed away last week in his home in Las Cruces, New Mexico, at the age of 71. At the time of his passing he was working part-time for New Mexico State University basketball as a PA announcer and broadcaster. They remember him there as I remember him in Chicago:â†µ
“A true professional,” Aggie radio announcer Jack Nixon said. “He just loved his craft. It didn’t matter if Lorn was doing a baseball game in New York or a college basketball in Peoria. It was truly his love.”â†µ
They’re nearly all gone now, the announcers who pioneered sports broadcasting in Chicago. We should not forget them.