Chicago White Sox TV announcers are Steve Stone, Len Kasper, and Gary Thorne. Jason Benetti signs contract with Tigers as he leaves Chicago for Detroit.
The Major League Baseball team, the Chicago White Sox only has Steve Stone as the main TV announcer for now. His pair Jason Benetti recently announced that he is leaving the Sox for the Detroit Tigers.
The Detroit Tigers announced on Thursday that nationally famous broadcaster Jason Benetti will take over as the team's play-by-play television announcer for the 2023-24 season, succeeding Matt Shepard.
Benetti joined the Chicago White Sox in 2016 and became a full-time White Sox play by play announcer at the beginning of the 2019 season after Ken "Hawk" Harrelson called his professional career quits.
The Major League Baseball team has yet to announce who will take Jason Benetti's seat in the booth alongside longstanding Steve Stone.
Benetti's former announcing partner Steve Stone joined the Sox in 2005 and is still on the team. He was initially appointed by Chicago radio station WSCR as a commentator and presented a weekly talk show, which was hosted by Terry Boers, Dan Bernstein, and a few others.
Chicago White Sox Radio Announcers
Chicago White Sox Radio Announcers are Len Kasper, Steve Stone, Darrin Jackson, and Ed Farmer.
Len Kasper is a well-known baseball play-by-play broadcaster. For many years, he worked as a television play-by-play commentator for the Chicago Cubs.
From 2005 until 2020, Kasper worked on Chicago Cubs telecasts alongside analysts Bob Brenly and Jim Deshaies.
He also worked alongside regular radio commentators Pat Hughes and Ron Coomer on the team's radio network during the fifth inning of games that were aired nationally including postseason games.
He was recruited as a full-time TV play-by-play announcer for the Florida Marlins in 2002, working with color commentator Tommy Hutton.
He remained with the Marlins through the 2004 season before joining the Cubs in 2005. In 2011, Kasper was awarded the Harry Caray Sportscaster of the Year Award by the Pitch and Hit Club of Chicago.
He announced on December 4, 2020, that he will be leaving the Chicago Cubs TV broadcasting booth to become the principal radio announcing booth for the Chicago White Sox for WMVP 1000 AM, as well as fill-in TV work for NBC Sports Chicago, for the 2021 season.
He is currently one of the Chicago white sox announcers on radio. On ESPN 1000 and the Chicago White Sox Radio Network, he collaborates with color analyst Darrin Jackson.
Steve Stone is a baseball broadcaster and former professional baseball player.
He pitched for multiple teams in Major League Baseball, including the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs, and Baltimore Orioles.
Stone went on to become a prominent baseball commentator and broadcaster after hanging up his boots as a player.
Soon after his retirement, ABC appointed Stone as a color commentator for their Monday Night Baseball broadcasts. Stone was frequently seen alongside Al Michaels and Bob Uecker.
Stone began working as a color commentator for the Chicago Cubs' WGN television broadcasts in 1983. He sat in for Chicago White Sox color commentator Darrin Jackson in August 2007.
He was named the color commentator for White Sox radio broadcasts on WSCR AM 670 The Score for the 2008 season on March 4, 2008, replacing Chris Singleton.
Stone accepted a six-year contract as the color commentator for White Sox television broadcasts beginning with the 2009 season on September 13, 2008.
He is still with the Chicago White Sox as of 2023.
California-born Darrin Jackson is a 60-year-old Baseball analyst who was also a former Major League Baseball Outfielder.
He spent 12 years in the major leagues, including stints with the Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Mets, Chicago White Sox, Minnesota Twins, and Milwaukee Brewers. In Japan, he also played for the Seibu Lions.
Jackson worked as a radio color analyst for the Chicago White Sox after retiring from baseball. He also works with kids' baseball programs and is a motivational speaker.
Ed Farmer was a professional baseball pitcher in the United States who played for eight different clubs, mostly in the American League, between 1971 and 1983.
He played the most games for the Chicago White Sox, with whom he appeared in one All-Star Game. He spent nearly 30 years as a White Sox radio broadcaster after retiring as a player.
He began working as a part-time color commentator on White Sox radio broadcasts in 1991, then became a full-time color commentator from 1992 to 2005.
He took up play-by-play duties from John Rooney in 2006 and continued to do so until the 2019 season, working with broadcast partners Chris Singleton, Steve Stone, and Darron Jackson.
Farmer worked as a White Sox broadcaster for around 29 seasons. His last broadcast was a Cactus League game at the White Sox spring training in February 2020.
White Sox Commentators
White Sox Commentators include Jason Benetti, Milo Hamilton, and Gary Thorne.
Jason Benetti, who announced on November 2023 that he is leaving the Sox for the Detroit Tigers, is a well-known commentator/announcer.
He was the lead television play-by-play announcer for the Chicago White Sox and the alternate play-by-play announcer for the Chicago Bulls for NBC Sports Chicago from 2016 until 2023.
He has worked for a number of major sports media outlets, including ESPN, Fox, and NBC Sports.
Benetti succeeded recently departed Hall of Fame broadcaster Ken Harrelson as the TV play-by-play announcer for select Chicago White Sox home and road games beginning with the 2016 season, where he would be paired with Steve Stone.
In May 2017, it was announced by the Chicago White Sox that Jason Benetti had replaced Harrelson, who just took retirement from his career, as a full-time play-by-play duties in 2019.
Benetti announced in November 2023 that he would be joining the Detroit Tigers as a new TV play-by-play announcer in November 2023.
From 1953 until 2012, Milo Hamilton was a sportscaster who called play-by-play for seven different Major League Baseball teams.
He is most recognized for his work with the Houston Astros, where he was the team's lead commentator for 28 seasons.
Hamilton joined the Chicago White Sox as an assistant to long-time White Sox commentator Bob Elson in 1961.
Hamilton was a Hall of Fame broadcaster recognized for his distinct voice and ability to instill passion in the game. He called some of baseball's most historic moments, including the Pittsburgh Pirates' 1979 World Series win.
Hamilton was popular among baseball fans, and his death in 2015 was a huge blow to the game. He will always be hailed as one of baseball's best broadcasters of all time.
Gary Thorne was the Play-by-Play commentator for the Chicago White Sox in 1989. From 2007 to 2020, he was the lead play-by-play commentator for Baltimore Orioles games on Mid-Atlantic Sports Network.
Thorne started his media career as a radio broadcaster with the New York Mets in 1979. Later, he worked on ESPN and ABC, where he called almost all the popular sports such as baseball, hockey, college football, and basketball.
He has also worked for top companies like ESPN and ABC, covering events such as the NHL, MLB, college football, and the Frozen Four hockey tournament. He also works for WWE Wrestling as a narrator.
White Sox Broadcast Team
White Sox Broadcast team includes Chris Singleton, Ryan Ruocco, Chuck Garfien, and Hector Molina.
Chris Singleton is a former baseball player and now he is a sportscaster. From 1999 to 2005, he spent the majority of his Major League Baseball career as a center fielder.
On April 10, 1999, he made his major league debut with the White Sox. He spent three seasons with the White Sox before being transferred to the Oriole in 2002.
He then played for the Athletics and the Devil Ray before hanging up his boots in 2005.
Singleton pursued a career in broadcasting after retiring from baseball. From 2006 to 2007, he worked as a color commentator for Chicago White Sox radio broadcasts.
He then worked for ESPN for the TV show Baseball Tonight. He has also worked as a baseball analyst for MLB Network as well as Fox Sports.
Ryan Ruocco is a White Sox broadcast member. On ESPN, he calls the NBA, WNBA, and Women's College Basketball, as well as the N.Y. Yankees and Brooklyn Nets on the YES Network.
In 2007, he joined the YES Network as the New York Yankees stats man. He is the Brooklyn Nets and New York Yankees' secondary play-by-play broadcaster. In 2011, he joined the Nets broadcast team.
Ruocco made his YES Network debut as a lead play-by-play announcer in June 2015, calling a series between the N.Y. Yankees and the Houston Astros.
During the 2019 baseball season, Ruocco served as the YES Network's primary voice for the New York Yankees.
Chuck Garfien is one of the White Sox broadcasters. He is an NBC Sports Chicago reporter and one of the hosts of the Chicago White Sox Pregame and Postgame shows.
He also runs the White Sox Talk Podcast, which features White Sox interviews, news, and discussions.
Garfien is an asset to both NBC Sports Chicago and the White Sox club. He is a brilliant broadcaster as well as a devoted fan.
He has also worked for Fox, CBS, and ESPN.
He also contributes often to MLB Network and Fox Sports. He has also contributed to other periodicals, including the Chicago Tribune and Sporting News.