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soxinem1
11-07-2006, 06:32 PM
One of my favorite radio announcers (with his patented 'Oh, Brother') was Lorn Brown, the immediate predecessor of John Rooney. Quite a few years ago I attended a tribute to him, but have heard nothing other than a few left-over Sox people from that time saying he is alive.

Does anyone know of his wherabouts or have a mailing address?

Lip Man 1
11-07-2006, 07:51 PM
Funny you should ask.

I spoke with Lorn earlier today about Tom Paciorek.

Lorn lives in Las Crusas, New Mexico where he still does voice over work on commercials. He usually drives to El Paso to do the studio work.

Lorn also called some New Mexico State baseball games last spring and is the radio host for the Reggie Theus, New Mexico State weekly basketball show.

Lip

Wsoxmike59
11-08-2006, 07:17 AM
Lorn Brown is one of my all time favorite Sox announcers. Lorn was an excellent announcer and what made it even cooler was he was a local guy. (Mt. Carmel grad)

I remember many a time shutting down the volume on Harry Carey on the TV side (when the Sox were on Ch 44) and listening to Lorn Brown on the radio.

TommyJohn
11-08-2006, 08:45 AM
Fans on other sites foam at the mouth about Hawk, but I can't recall a
bigger cheerleader for the Sox than Lorn Brown. Not that it was bad, it
made the game more enjoyable.

I recall a game in 1987 against Texas where a player (probably Ivan
Calderon) hit a home run in the top of an extra inning to put the Sox
up 9-7 after they had blown a 7-2 9th inning lead. Brown practically
screamed his head off. In the bottom of the inning Odibe (sp?) McDowell
crushed a grand slam for a comeback 11-9 win for Texas. The disgust
in Brown's voice as he called the grand slam was so thick you could cut
it with a knife.

That's my Lorn Brown memory.

Pumpsie Green
11-08-2006, 09:32 PM
I liked Lorn too. Lip, sounds like another interview to me!!! :)

Anyone know why Lorn left? Was it on his terms or was he ousted?

jshanahanjr
11-09-2006, 03:33 PM
I've enjoyed Lorn Brown in the past as a guest mc for the Joliet Old Timers Banquet. He has some good stories and rips the Cubs too.