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dickallen15
06-26-2010, 02:19 PM
White Sox broadcaster in the 70's and 80's. Unlike Jimmy Piersall, I really liked Brownie. I thought he was a real solid play by play guy.

Rockabilly
06-26-2010, 02:21 PM
RIP Lorn.. I got the chance to meet him one time. He seemed like a great guy

slavko
06-26-2010, 03:19 PM
Not forgotten. Great on either end of the desk, wellspring of White Sox lore. Well done, RIP.

SI1020
06-26-2010, 03:24 PM
I liked him a lot. This is sad news.

LITTLE NELL
06-26-2010, 03:29 PM
Very underated announcer, RIP Lorn.

Brian26
06-26-2010, 03:38 PM
He and Joe McConnell were White Sox baseball for me for many years when Sox games were on SportsVision instead of free tv. Nothing but good memories of Lorn. Rest in peace.

cbone
06-26-2010, 03:44 PM
Same feeling here. Rip Lorn, I was a big fan.

Lip Man 1
06-26-2010, 04:08 PM
I'm actually stunned right now at this news. It caught me completely by surprise. I had gotten to know Lorn the past few years when he called my home here in Idaho after reading my interview with Jimmy Piersall.

Naturally that led to me doing an interview with him for White Sox Interactive:

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/rwas/index.php?category=11&id=3310

Lorn was a great guy with a lot of funny stories. He also was kind enough to send me tapes of some of his play by play work from his days with the Sox for my library. I knew that he wasn't in the best of health but I didn't know things had reached this stage.

If any fans would like to send a card or something to his family, here is the home address:

2872 Buena Vida Court
Las Crusas, N.M. 88011

I will miss him.

Lip

Southsider101
06-26-2010, 04:55 PM
RIP Lorn. Sad news indeed.

A few years back, Mike Veeck brought Lorn back to the broadcast booth to do some St Paul Saints games on a local Twin Cities station for a couple of seasons. It was a joy to hear his voice doing baseball again. I always enjoyed his broadcast style.

RadioheadRocks
06-26-2010, 05:01 PM
Really sorry to hear. I definitely remember him doing the "Big Payoff Inning" on WMAQ back in the 80s. Our whole family sent in postcards and my aunt Vicky got picked, unfortunately Jerry Hairston didn't get a hit and she received a box of Glenmark hamburgers.

RIP Lorn

soxinem1
06-26-2010, 09:00 PM
I grew up listening to Lorn Brown. One of my all-time favorites.

RIP, enjoy the streak, and say hello to Harry!!

RadioheadRocks
06-26-2010, 09:02 PM
I grew up listening to Lorn Brown. One of my all-time favorites.

RIP, enjoy the streak, and say hello to Harry!!


and Del Crandall too

Viva Medias B's
06-26-2010, 09:05 PM
:rip:
Requiescat in Pace

russ99
06-26-2010, 09:10 PM
That's sad news. Lorn was a lifeline to Sox fans during the pay-TV days if you or your parents didn't get ON TV/Sportsvision.

RIP Lorn. You will be missed.

Procol Harum
06-26-2010, 09:36 PM
Sad news. RIP Lorn Brown, you were always a solid pro--thanks for helping make those games back in the day such a pleasure.

jamokes
06-26-2010, 11:21 PM
This is very sad to hear about Lorn, back in the 70's he partied with us quite often in Milwaukee.........he loved the "Sox Supporters"!!

Hitmen77
06-26-2010, 11:48 PM
RIP. I remember him when I was a kid as the "unsung" part of the Sox broadcast team. Harry and Jimmy (on television) were the stars and Lorn Brown was always there doing solid coverage on the radio.

Am I remembering correctly that they would rotate for the middle innings back then and have the TV guys do innings 4-6 on the radio while Lorn Brown did those innings on TV?

TornLabrum
06-27-2010, 01:02 AM
Lorn Brown was one of my favorite Sox radio PBP announcers. Sad to hear he's passed away. RIP.

DrCrawdad
06-27-2010, 06:23 AM
I'm actually stunned right now at this news. It caught me completely by surprise. I had gotten to know Lorn the past few years when he called my home here in Idaho after reading my interview with Jimmy Piersall.

Naturally that led to me doing an interview with him for White Sox Interactive:

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/rwas/index.php?category=11&id=3310

Lorn was a great guy with a lot of funny stories. He also was kind enough to send me tapes of some of his play by play work from his days with the Sox for my library. I knew that he wasn't in the best of health but I didn't know things had reached this stage.

If any fans would like to send a card or something to his family, here is the home address:

2872 Buena Vida Court
Las Crusas, N.M. 88011

I will miss him.

Lip


Sad news indeed. And Lip, thanks for the terrific interviews!

Lip Man 1
06-28-2010, 11:09 AM
Got a nice e-mail today from Liz Brown, Lorn's widow, thanking me and Sox fans for the kind thoughts.

Lorn's funeral is Tuesday and Liz said she'd get back with me later in the week to talk.

She also asked if instead of sending any cards for example, to their home if Sox fans would send it to their office instead. Here is that address:

2001 East Lohman Avenue
Suite 110 - 165
Las Cruces, NM 88001.

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Lorn's passing made me think who the oldest surviving former Sox announcer may be. I think either Ralph Kiner (1961) or Milo Hamilton (1962-1965) holds that distinction.

Lip

Noneck
06-28-2010, 11:20 AM
Lorn's passing made me think who the oldest surviving former Sox announcer may be. I think either Ralph Kiner (1961) or Milo Hamilton (1962-1965) holds that distinction.

Lip

I think its Mel Parnell born June 13, 1922, Ralph Kiner born October 27, 1922.

OH!foracold1
06-28-2010, 03:17 PM
He and Joe McConnell were White Sox baseball for me for many years when Sox games were on SportsVision instead of free tv. Nothing but good memories of Lorn. Rest in peace.

You took the words right out of my mouth. I loved them both. Great memories............

Medford Bobby
06-28-2010, 07:43 PM
That's funny I just pulled out one of my favourite Sox games on tape from my storage this weekend from the fun summer of '77 (July 15, 1977) and it has Harry, Jimmy and Lorn describing a great night of White Sox baseball. :bandance:

(thanks to Lip for the tape too.....):D:

RadioheadRocks
06-28-2010, 09:22 PM
That's funny I just pulled out one of my favourite Sox games on tape from my storage this weekend from the fun summer of '77 (July 15, 1977) and it has Harry, Jimmy and Lorn describing a great night of White Sox baseball. :bandance:

(thanks to Lip for the tape too.....):D:


Awesome! Would love to hear some audio with Mary Shane sometime!

Lip Man 1
06-29-2010, 08:40 AM
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Lip

stl_sox_fan
06-29-2010, 12:39 PM
Sad to hear that. Grew up listening to him on 67.....W M A Q. That jingle stays in head.
RIP.