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01-04-2005, 10:25 AM
Since we did play by play guys,how about thier broadcasting partners.Which one's your favorite?No question for my choice,Jimmy Piersall!

01-04-2005, 11:12 AM
Well, the only one's I remember hearing are Wimpy, D.J and Brock. I realy like D.J I think he's entertaining in the booth. Wimpy was good to, but my vote is for D.J.

Lip Man 1
01-04-2005, 11:30 AM
Jimmy Piersall...nuf said.


01-04-2005, 11:36 AM
Definitely Wimpy! I used to bat like him whn I was in Babe Ruth League Baseball, with pretty good success. The last time he was at Soxfest, I told him about that, and he said "See, and nobody believes us, us guys have got to stick together.":smile: I miss him in the booth, Hawk and Wimpy were classic.

01-04-2005, 11:47 AM
Gotta go with Tom Paciorek, member of the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame.

01-04-2005, 12:54 PM
I still miss Wimpy, I heard him on a Tigers Broadcast a few years back, It killed me

01-04-2005, 01:01 PM
Where is Don Drysdale? Wimpy may have been as good, but no one was a better partner than the Twin D. :cool:

01-04-2005, 01:02 PM
Gotta be wimpy. DJ is flat out terrible. Plus he is an ex-cub

01-04-2005, 01:40 PM
I picked Piersall not for his sidekick ability, but for the fact that I was having dinner with him a few years ago and he told me that whenever somebody sends him something to sign (baseball card, hat, etc.) he keeps the item. That was the funniest thing I ever heard.

01-04-2005, 01:42 PM
You know, games are broadcast on the radio too.

01-04-2005, 02:16 PM
Good lord, "sidekick" is not the term. It's called a color commentator.

01-04-2005, 02:19 PM
who the hell voted for dj?

01-04-2005, 02:30 PM
Does anybody know why Wimpy left?? I can't remember, but all I knew that the chemistry between him and Hawk was outstanding.

01-04-2005, 02:52 PM
who the hell voted for dj?
Who the hell voted for Early Wynn? He was terrible!

White Sox Randy
01-04-2005, 03:00 PM
1. Piersall

2. Wimpy

3. Any dead guy

4. D.J.

01-04-2005, 05:01 PM
Where's J.C. Martin?

01-04-2005, 05:25 PM
who the hell voted for dj?

01-04-2005, 06:26 PM
im too young to remember anyone besides wimpy and dj, although i cant really remember wimpy, i do remember liking him and being really mad when he left the sox, i used to hate dj, especially when he started doing the "yeeesss!!!" with hawk, but i like him now, i dont know what changed, but i still wish he would leave the yeeesss! for hawk

Lip Man 1
01-04-2005, 08:10 PM
Drysdale, Don - Hall Of Fame pitcher with the Brooklyn / Los Angeles Dodgers. Became the lead announcer on White Sox televised games from 1982 - 1987. Formed a great team with ‘Hawk’ Harrelson. Insightful, funny and with a good voice, Drysdale partially made Sox fans forget about Harry Caray...partially. Also worked for the Montreal Expos, Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Dodgers and ABC Sports in their baseball coverage. Tragically died at 57 years old in 1993, in a hotel room in Montreal, of a heart attack. His death led Harrelson to break up on air, during a Sox telecast when he gave baseball fans the news that his friend had died.

Paciorek's leaving in unclear...the Sox said he left because they wanted him to do more prep work before the game and he refused. Paciorek alluded to something else being the cause. Considering he worked for the team for a number of years it seemed strange that the Sox would first bring his lack of preperation up at so late a date.

If you wish to hear past Sox announcers like Bob Elson, Milo Hamilton, Don Drysdale, Harry Caray and Jack Brickhouse go to this page:


Then click on the time frame you want to read about. There are audio links in every story


01-04-2005, 08:39 PM
Where's Harry Creighton, the Hamm's beer distributor who partnered with Brickhouse until 1955? Back then he'd do live Hamm's commercials, pouring a glass of the stuff and taking a sip.

By the end of the second game of a doubleheader, he was positively sloshed. "Havahammzh...." Classic TV, and at the tender age of 5 even I knew what was going on. He made Harry Caray look sober. Classic live TV from the golden age.

01-04-2005, 09:01 PM
I voted for Wimpy but Piersall is a close second. I don't remember him all that well, but what I do remember is him telling it like it is. "Send him back to the minors!" Can you imagine anyone saying this now?

Oh by the way, does anyone else remember Frank Messer? He used to do that cool wink :wink: and I think he broadcast alongside Drysdale in the 80s before Hawk came along.

01-04-2005, 09:13 PM
For me it's Piersall all they.

01-06-2005, 09:45 AM
Where's J.C. Martin?
If Harry really spoke his mind,he would have said about him,"Who Cares".

01-06-2005, 11:20 AM
When did Lou Brock do White Sox broadcasts? (I didn't start following the team until '83)

01-06-2005, 11:45 AM
When did Lou Brock do White Sox broadcasts? (I didn't start following the team until '83)
When Jimmy Piersall made that "Sox wives are Horny broads" comment on TV.That's when Jerry Riensdorf and Eddie Eienhorn "fired" him,and replaced him with Lou Brock on the Channel 9 Sox telecast in '81.

FYI:Horny Broads?That could be true,look at Anna Benson!:D: