Red Sox pay tribute to PA announcer Carl Beane
BOSTON (WHDH) -- On Thursday, the Red Sox honored their public address announcer with the sound of silence.
Carl Beane died Wednesday in a single-car crash in Sturbridge after he suffered a heart attack.
No one took his seat at Fenway Thursday night. For the first time in nearly a decade, the Red Sox played at Fenway Park without the sounds of Carl Beane.
Beane, also known as the voice of Fenway Park, served as the Red Sox's P.A. announcer since 2003.
Beane suffered a heart attack while driving and crashed his SUV into a stone wall at the Hemlock Ridge Golf Club. He was 59-years-old.
Red Sox players said it will be hard getting used to not hearing Beane's voice.
“It’s sad you know he’s the only guy that I’ve heard here since I’ve been here, so it’s going to be weird not to hear him,” said Jon Lester, Red Sox pitcher.
“Carl has been here since I’ve been here so the voice coming out to bat and to hear that voice it’s very unique and it’s just a sad story and we wish his family and friends -- in a tough time -- we hope they are doing okay,” said Kevin Youkilis, Red Sox third baseman.
The Red Sox organization held a tribute prior to Thursday’s game.