Carl Beane, the “voice of Fenway Park,” passed away today at the age of 59. The public address announcer for Red Sox home games since 2003, he suffered an apparent heart attack as he was driving through Sturbridge, Massachusetts this afternoon, which resulted in his vehicle leaving the road and crashing into a tree. Born and raised in Agawam, Massachusetts, he was a local radio announcer for many years, including at WBZ, before he took over from former PA announcer Ed Brickley after beating out several other applicants for the position.
Red Sox president Larry Lucchino, in an official press release from the team, had this to say:
We are filled with sadness at this tragic news. No one loved his role with the Red Sox more than Carl did his. 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. 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.
On behalf of John Henry, Tom Werner, our partners, and our entire organization, we extend our deepest sympathies to his wife, Lorraine; his daughter, Nicole; and his granddaughters, Maddie and Gena.