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Talkin' with the Hawk
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This week’s show features Ken “Hawk” Harrelson, the former big-league baseball player and pro golfer and currently the television play-by-play voice of the Chicago White Sox.

If you've ever heard Hawk call a game, you know he has a way with a story. And there's no shortage of that here, as he talks about his career, favorite moments in baseball, and long tenure as one of the voices of the White Sox.
Episode Segments:
Sports and Torts: Hawk Harrelson Part One
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Sports and Torts: Hawk Harrelson Part Two
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Sports and Torts: Hawk Harrelson Part Three
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Ken Harrelson
Ken Harrelson, the 1968 American League Player of the Year, a two time Illinois Sportscaster of the Year and five-time Emmy Award winner, begins his 21st consecutive season in the television booth as White Sox broadcaster and his third with color man Steve Stone ... was honored with the 2010 Ring Lardner Award for Excellence in Sports Journalism in the broadcast category at the Union League Club in Chicago on 1/19/11 ... past recipients of the award include Bob Costas, Pat Foley, Greg Gumbel and Brent Musburger ... the White Sox celebrated "Hawk Harrelson Night" on 6/8/10, where he was saluted by a number of special guests in a pre-game ceremony ... was a finalist for the 2007 Ford Frick Award, presented annually since 1978 for major contributions to baseball broadcasting ... the Hawk's exuberant home run call and colorful nicknames have become familiar to Sox fans ... received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Comcast SportsNet Awards Dinner in February 2007, which benefited the March of Dimes ... also worked in the broadcast booth for the Sox from 1982-85 ... he left the booth on 10/2/85 to become Sox executive vice president for baseball operations ... after serving as the club's general manager for one season, he resigned to resume his broadcasting career ... Harrelson served as play-by-play man for New York Yankees telecasts on SportsChannel New York in 1987-88 ... began his broadcasting career with Boston in 1975, where he worked until joining the White Sox in 1981 ... Harrelson played Major League Baseball for nine seasons, helping the Red Sox win the American League pennant in 1967 ... enjoyed his finest season with Boston in 1968, when he hit 35 home runs with 109 RBI ... hit 30 home runs when he split the 1969 season between the Red Sox and Cleveland ... also played with Washington and Kansas City during his career, which ended with a broken leg in 1970 ... batted .239 with 131 home runs and 421 RBI in his career ... is credited with bringing the batting glove to baseball ... played golf professionally for three and one-half years, qualifying for and playing in the 1972 British Open and winning some small tournaments, before beginning his broadcasting career with the Red Sox ... also competed on the Celebrity Golf Association and Celebrity Players tours, winning the Celebrity Golf Invitational in 1994 and the Dan Marino Charity Golf Invitational in 1999 when he beat Rick Rhoden in a playoff ... participated in the Michael Jordan/Ronald McDonald Children's Charities Celebrity Golf Classic ... Harrelson, who was an All-America basketball player in high school, has been heavily involved through the years in raising money for Chicago White Sox Charities, including hosting the annual Hawk Open charity golf outing ... Harrelson and his wife, Aris, have two children: daughter Krista and son Casey, and two grandchildren: Nico and Alexander ... his son Casey, who played in the White Sox minor-league system in 1999, is a professional golfer ... the family resides in Orlando, Fla.

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