Barbara Farmer Wiki – Barbara Farmer Biography
Barbara Farmer is the wife to the late Ed Farmer who was an American professional baseball pitcher who majorly played in the American League. He was also the play-by-play broadcaster for White Sox radio broadcasts. Her husband passed on in April 2020 as a result of kidney disease at the age of 70.
Farmer started as a part-time broadcaster for the White Sox in 1991, and had been the team’s full-time radio voice 1992, first as a color commentator alongside play-by-play man John Rooney, and then as a play-by-play man since 2006 alongside analysts Chris Singleton, Steve Stone, and most recently Darrin Jackson.
He had battled the disease for quite a number of years as he had his first surgery in 1991.
Barbara Farmer Age
Her age is unknown however her husband was born on October 18, 1949, in Evergreen Park Illinois and died on April 1, 2020, at the age of 70.
Barbara Farmer Children
Together with her husband they had one child, a daughter known as Shanda Farmer.
Barbara Farmer Husband
She was married to her husband Ed Farmer until the time of his demise on April 1, 2020, as a result of kidney disease.
Barbara Farmer Husband’s Death
Her husband passed on on April 1, 2020, when he was 70 years old. His demise was confirmed by The Chicago White Sox in a statement released on their social media account – Twitter.
“My heart is broken, but my mind is at peace knowing my dear friend is no longer suffering,” said Darrin Jackson, Farmer’s partner in the Sox radio booth. “Ed was a competitor who also was everyone’s best friend. I saw first-hand how hard Ed fought each and every day and season after season to keep himself healthy and prepared to broadcast White Sox baseball. I first got to know Ed during my time in Chicago as a player and am honored to have been his friend and radio partner. My heart goes out to Barbara and Shanda, the only people he loved more than the White Sox and his hometown of Chicago.”
Barbara Farmer Husband Ed Farmer
An All-Star pitcher for his hometown White Sox in 1980, Farmer played 2 1/2 of his 11 seasons in Chicago. He also pitched for the Indians, Tigers, Phillies, Orioles, Brewers, Rangers, and Athletics.
A native of Evergreen Park, Farmer went to St. Rita High School in Chicago, and was drafted by the Indians in 1967.
He missed several games last season due to poor health. He battled polycystic kidney disease, and had a kidney transplant in 1991, becoming an outspoken advocate for organ donation.
“We have lost an extraordinary person with the passing of Chicago White Sox radio announcer Ed Farmer, and I have lost a dear friend,” said Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White. “I was proud to partner with Ed on organ/tissue donation awareness and saw first-hand his passion and commitment to this lifesaving program. As a kidney recipient, he dedicated himself to giving back to the program that extended his life for nearly 30 years. Ed and I worked together to bring White Sox players to the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago where they signed autographs, educated the public and most importantly registered people for the state’s organ/tissue donor program. Ed was a hero. My deepest sympathy to the Farmer Family, his White Sox Family and Ed’s many friends and fans.”
Barbara Farmer Husband’s Cause of Death
The cause of her husband’s death was kidney disease.
Barbara Farmer Height
Her height is unknown however her husband’s height was 6 feet 9 inches tall.
Barbara Farmer Net Worth
Her net worth is unknown.