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Fenway
11-02-2005, 09:25 AM
Want to see John Rooney in the Hall of Fame? Here is your chance

http://www.baseballhalloffame.org/hofers_and_honorees/frick/index.asp


JOHN ROONEY: 17 years, all with the White Sox, the last 16 handling play-by-play duties on radio…Has teamed with Ed Farmer on the White Sox Radio Network for the last 12 seasons… Spent the 1988 season, his first with the Sox, in the television booth…A nationally recognized broadcaster, his major league baseball assignments have included the division series (1995-97, 2002), league championship series (1987-97), All-Star games (1990-97), World Series (1987-97) and the FOX Saturday afternoon "Game of the Week" (1996-98)…Began his baseball broadcasting career at the Class AAA level, spending the 1981-82 seasons with the Oklahoma 89ers and the 1983-84 campaigns with the Louisville Redbirds…He also broadcast the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, including the Final Four (1984-2002)…The first recipient of the Bill Teegins Award, presented in memory of the Oklahoma State broadcaster who lost his life in a tragic plane crash on 1/27/01…Handled play-by-play on CBS Radio's NFL Game of the Week (1992-97).

others of note
ED FARMER: 15 years, all with the White Sox, as color commentator on the White Sox Radio Network…Substituted for partner John Rooney on Sunday radio broadcasts in 1991 before taking over full-time duties in 1992…Feature reporter on FOX Sports Net's pre-game show from 1994-98… Broadcast a few Sox games on radio in 1990…A major-league scout with Baltimore from 1988-90…During an 11-year major-league career, he played for Cleveland, Detroit, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Milwaukee, Texas, the White Sox and Oakland…Compiled a 30-43 lifetime mark with 75 saves…Set Sox record for saves in a season (since broken) with 30 in 1980 and ranks seventh in club history with 54 saves…Inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame in 1997 and the Chicago Catholic League Hall of Fame in May 1999.

KEN HARRELSON: 29 years overall (Red Sox, 1975-81; White Sox, 1982-85, 90 - ; Yankees, 1987-88), the last 16 with the White Sox…The 2000 Illinois Sportscaster of the Year…Finished fourth campaign with color man Darrin Jackson after teaming with Tom Paciorek for 10 seasons from 1990-99…The Hawk's exuberant "YES" call and colorful nicknames have become familiar to Sox fans…Worked in the broadcast booth for the Sox from 1982-85, leaving to become executive vice president for baseball operations…After serving as the club's general manager for one season, he resigned to resume his broadcasting career…In NY, teamed with Spencer Ross in 1987 and Bobby Murcer in 1988…Also served as a broadcaster on The Baseball Network in 1994-95…Played major league baseball for nine seasons, helping lead the Red Sox to the American League pennant in 1967…Appeared in 900 major-league games, batting .239 with 131 home runs and 421 RBI…Credited with bringing the batting glove to baseball, he played golf professionally for a time before entering broadcasting.

DON DRYSDALE: 23 years total, for several teams and retired…Pitched for Dodgers from 1956-69, winning 209 games and setting records with six straight shutouts and 58 consecutive scoreless innings in 1968…Elected to Hall of Fame in 1984…Began announcing career with Montreal Expos in 1970-71, followed by one year with Texas Rangers and eight years with California Angels…Did national telecasts for ABC-TV for a decade beginning in 1977…Broadcaster for Chicago White Sox from 1982-87, then rejoined Dodgers in 1988, teaming with Vin Scully for six years until his sudden death during 1993 season…High point came with Dodgers in 1988, when he announced all games of Orel Hershiser's assault on scoreless inning streak mark, openly rooting for Hershiser to break his own record.

FRANK MESSER: 24 years (Baltimore, 1964-67; Yankees, 1968-85; White Sox, 1986-87) and retired…A longtime voice of the Yankees, he did radio and television broadcasts for the Bronx Bombers for 18 years…After serving in the Marines during World War II, he began as a minor league baseball broadcaster, eventually working for the Class AAA Richmond team from 1954-63…After a three-year stint with the big league Orioles, he replaced Joe Garagiola in the Yankees' booth in 1968 (joining Phil Rizzuto and Jerry Coleman)...Eventually, former big league first baseman Bill White would join Rizzuto and Messer, forming a trio that remained together for a number of years…After leaving the Yankees in 1985, called White Sox games for two seasons…Worked the 1966 World Series while with the Orioles, and the 1976, 1977, 1978 and 1981 Fall Classics as a member of the Yankees' broadcast team…Also broadcast Baltimore Colts football and New York Knicks basketball…Passed away in 2001.

Stoky44
11-02-2005, 12:32 PM
You forgot one:

TOM PACIOREK: 18 years overall (White Sox, 1988-99; Tigers, 2000; Braves, 2001 - ), the last five with the Braves TV…serves as Fox Sports Net South's analyst for its Braves telecast package…Spent the previous 12 years as an analyst for Chicago White Sox telecasts on FSN and WGN…In 15-plus seasons as a player, suited up with the Dodgers, Braves, Mariners, White Sox, Mets and Rangers…Posted a lifetime batting average of .282 with 86 home runs and 503 RBI in 1,392 games….His first broadcasting experience came in 1984 with the White Sox and again in 1987 with the Rangers, both occurring when he was on the disabled list.

ChiSoxRowand
11-02-2005, 03:49 PM
No Santo!!!!!!!!!!

MRKARNO
11-02-2005, 05:24 PM
Rooney deserves this. I think we should all get together on this one and vote in droves.

Soxfest
11-02-2005, 05:47 PM
Done hope J.Rooney gets it.

CredeGoldGlove
11-02-2005, 09:41 PM
I want to see Hawk get inducted just so we got to hear his induction speech.

Lets put his face on the BOOOOARRRDDD in the hall of fame YES!

Brian26
11-02-2005, 09:51 PM
DON DRYSDALE: Broadcaster for Chicago White Sox from 1982-87, then rejoined Dodgers in 1988, teaming with Vin Scully for six years until his sudden death during 1993 season…High point came with Dodgers in 1988, when he announced all games of Orel Hershiser's assault on scoreless inning streak mark, openly rooting for Hershiser to break his own record.

I never knew Drysdale and Scully worked together on the Dodgers broadcasts. That was probably a fantastic team to listen to.

Frankfan4life
11-02-2005, 09:57 PM
I cast my vote. Was DJ on the list or did I just miss him?

asboog
11-02-2005, 10:02 PM
...Was DJ on the list or did I just miss him?
you are kidding right

Daver
11-02-2005, 10:06 PM
I want to see Hawk get inducted just so we got to hear his induction speech.

Lets put his face on the BOOOOARRRDDD in the hall of fame YES!


Aaaaahhhh, NO.

SouthSide_HitMen
11-02-2005, 10:19 PM
Ballot - Rooney, Farmeo, Jon Miller.


I know I may be in the minority but I always have really liked Rooney AND Farmer. I think Farmer has come a long way and I think he does a very good job. While I would like to keep both I am grateful we still have Farmer. I have the MLB Audio package and trust me there are not many out there who are up to Farmeo standards.

Jon Miller is an excellent local / national broadcaster who deserves a vote.

SABRSox
11-02-2005, 10:35 PM
Joe Buck and Tim McCarver