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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.