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Fenway Park announcer Carl Beane killed in car accident

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer
Carl BeaneTragic news from Boston: Carl Beane (pictured at right, courtesy of CarlBeane.com), the public-address announcer at Fenway Park, was killed early Wednesday in a single-car accident in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. According to a press release from the Red Sox, the car accident was attributed to a heart attack.

"We are filled with sadness at this tragic news," Red Sox president Larry Lucchino said in a statement. "His legion of friends with the Red Sox and the media will miss him enormously, and all of Red Sox Nation will remember his presence, his warmth, and his voice."

Beane, age 59, had been the voice of Fenway Park since 2003 -- after winning a competition at Fenway Park -- and had worked in sports broadcasting since 1972.

"No one loved his role with the Red Sox more than Carl did his," Lucchino said. "He adored the opportunity to pay homage each game to Sherm Feller, and to contribute to the culture of Fenway Park, a place he loved passionately."

The Red Sox have announced they will pay tribute to Beane at Fenway Park before their home game against the Indians.

Beane was born and raised in Agawam, Mass. He graduated from the Career Academy School of Broadcasting in 1972 and soon after got his first job broadcasting sports. He has provided updates and sound for news outlets, including the AP, ESPN and Sirius Satellite Radio. He also taught sports broadcasting and play-by-play classes at the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. He was a diabetic, who has also served as a spokesman for the American Diabetes Association and a narrator for Talking Books at the Perkins School for the Blind.

Beane is survived by his wife, Lorraine; his daughter, Nicole; and his granddaughters, Maddie and Gena.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Beane family and the entire Red Sox organization.
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