BOSTON, Mass. (wwlp) - One day after Carl Beane died of a heart attack while behind the wheel of his S-U-V in Sturbridge , The Boston Red Sox paid tribute to their public address announcer at Fenway Park.
The American flag flew at half-staff Thursday night at Fenway, in tribute to Carl Beane who suffered a heart attack and crashed his vehicle not far from his Holland home. Players from both the Cleveland Indians and the Boston Red Sox stood in silence along the baselines in a pre-game tribute to Carl.
No one replaced Beane in the booth. Lineups were not announced, and batters went to home plate in silence.
Red Sox fans heard a recorded version of Beane's familiar, and even legendary welcome to Fenway Park.
Beane's unmistakable baritone reverberated off the Green Monster one last time, "Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, and welcome to Fenway Park, America's most beloved ball park, for the game between the Cleveland Indians and the Boston Red Sox!"
An Agawam native, Carl Beane was the Voice of Fenway Park since 2003. He announced two world series championships, and three weeks ago was in the booth when Fenway Park turned 100 years old.
Carl Beane was 59.