Longtime announcer Ken "Hawk" Harrelson, whose contract was set to expire at the end of the 2011 campaign, agreed to a four-year extension through 2015, as announced Wednesday. Next season will mark Harrelson's 22nd consecutive year in the White Sox broadcasting booth, and his 27th season overall as a Sox broadcaster.
"The White Sox are thrilled to have Hawk back in the booth for the next four seasons," Brooks Boyer, White Sox senior vice president of marketing and sales said in a statement. "Hawk is deservingly recognized as one of the game's great broadcasters, and his overall passion for the White Sox has made him a very popular legend among our devoted fans."
Harrelson has twice been selected as Illinois Sportscaster of the Year and has won five Emmy awards for his work. He was nominated for the Ford C. Frick Award in 2007 and is up for the honor again this year.