Carleton E. "Carl" Beane (September 18, 1952 – May 9, 2012) was a sports radio broadcaster from 1972 until 2012, and was best known as the public address announcer for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. From 2003 until 2012, Beane was behind the microphone of every home game at Fenway Park, including Games 1 and 2 of the 2004 and 2007 World Series, opening each game with the words "Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Welcome to Fenway Park." He was married to Lorraine Beane with two stepdaughters, Alicia Mickley and Kara Gagnon, two granddaughters Zoe and Ava and a daughter named Nicole Ashley, born April 17, 1986.
Early life and broadcasting career
During his career, Beane was a broadcaster for many outlets, including ESPN Radio, Sirius Satellite Radio, Westwood One, and the Associated Press. He also taught sports broadcasting at the Connecticut School of Broadcasting's campus in Needham, Massachusetts until it was closed in 2009.
On May 9, 2012, Beane suffered a heart attack while he was driving in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. His car crashed into a tree and a rock wall. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. The following day's Red Sox game was played with no PA announcements, as a tribute to him. He was buried in Holland Cemetery in Holland, Massachusetts.
Carl shows off his 2004 World Series ring from the Fenway Park Control Booth
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