Carl Beane, the legendary voice of Fenway Park and public address announcer for the Boston Red Sox, has died at age 59 in a single-car crash in Sturbridge on Wednesday. The cause of the crash is unknown, but NECN is reporting that Beane, the only person involved in the crash, crashed into a tree at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday after his SUV went off the road.
Beane was born in Agawam, Massachusetts and graduated from the Career Academy School of Broadcasting in 1972. In 2003, Beane began serving as the Red Sox public address announcer, a role he held until his untimely death on Wednesday afternoon.
Beane once said in an interview, "I could do this until I'm on the other side of the grass."
Beane's voice is featured in a National Baseball Hall of Fame exhibit in Cooperstown, NY. Beane was also in the film Fever Pitch and was a national spokesman for the American Diabetes Association and narrator for Talking Boots at the Perkins School for the Blind.
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