Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Welcome to Fenway Park - Marblehead native is a PA announcer for the Red Sox

MARBLEHEAD — Henry Mahegan was sitting in a barbershop in Boston last May when he got a phone call from the Red Sox with the tragic news that public address announcer Carl Beane had died.
Mahegan, a 31-year-old Marblehead native who had worked in media relations for the Sox before becoming a teacher, was asked if he would be available to fill in for Beane, who had been the voice of Fenway Park for a decade.
For the first game following Beane’s death, the public address system was silent, a tribute to a beloved PA announcer who had never missed a game.
For the second game, Mahegan, a history teacher at Charlestown High School, slipped into Beane’s seat, leaned into the PA microphone and heard his voice drift out into the night sky.
“I was terrified,” he said.   read full story here
Amanda Swinhart Salem News Photo credit

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