Baseball Broadcaster Lorn Brown Dead At 71
June 28, 2010 at 4:25 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of former CHICAGO WHITE SOX, NEW YORK METS, and MILWAUKEE BREWERS radio and television voice LORN BROWN, who died THURSDAY of heart failure in NEW MEXICO at 71, according to the CHICAGO TRIBUNE.
BROWN called IOWA OAKS minor-league baseball in 1973-74 before joining HARRY CARAY and JIMMY PIERSALL in the WHITE SOX booth in 1976-79. He moved on to call the BREWERS in 1980-81 and the METS in 1982 before returning to the WHITE SOX alongside EARLY WYNN and, later, DEL CRANDALL in 1983-88. He did play-by-play for ST. PAUL SAINTS independent minor league baseball in the 90's. BROWN also called CHICAGO BULLS basketball on TV in 1974-78 and did play-by-play for several college basketball programs and conference networks before moving to NEW MEXICO, where he called women's basketball at NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY for the past several seasons and served as PA announcer for women's softball.