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Ed Farmer
Born: October 18, 1949 (1949-10-18) (age 60)
Evergreen Park, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
June 9, 1971 for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
October 2, 1983 for the Oakland Athletics
Career statistics
Win-Loss     30-43
Earned run average     4.28
Saves     75
Strikeouts     395
Career highlights and awards

Edward Joseph Farmer (born October 18, 1949 in Evergreen Park, Illinois) is a former Major League relief pitcher with an 11-year career from 1971-1974 and 1977-1983. He played for the Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Baltimore Orioles, Milwaukee Brewers, Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox and Oakland A's, all in the American League, and the Philadelphia Phillies of the National League. Farmer is currently the play-by-play broadcaster for Chicago White Sox radio broadcasts. Farmer attended St. Rita High School on the southwest side of Chicago.

Farmer's best seasons were with the Chicago White Sox from 1979-81. He was acquired by Chicago in June of the 1979 season from the Texas Rangers in exchange for Eric Soderholm. Farmer responded by recording 14 saves for the Sox, 13 of them coming after the All-Star break. The next season 1980 was Farmer's best. He was selected to the American League All-Star team when he compiled 18 saves prior to the break and finished the season with career highs in saves with 30 and wins with 7.

Farmer started only 21 games of his career. His other 349 appearances were out of the bullpen. In 370 total games, he holds a 30-43 record with a 4.28 ERA. He accumulated 395 strikeouts in 624 innings pitched. Farmer finished his career with 75 career saves.

Farmer was a scout in the Orioles organization for three years between 1988-1990. Afterwards, he became the color commentator on White Sox radio broadcasts, where he became well-known among fans by the nickname "Farmio", from 1991 to 2005, when it was announced that Farmer would be taking over full-time play-by-play duties for the team the following year, due to the departure of longtime partner John Rooney. Farmer's current broadcast partner is Darrin Jackson.

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