Steve Stone heads to TV booth – for the White Sox

Former Chicago White Sox pitcher – and Chicago Cubs analyst Steve Stone has signed a six-year deal with the White Sox to be their television analyst along side Hawk Harrison, replacing Darrin Jackson in the process.

Except for a stint when Joe Carter was in the booth, Stone was the Cubs analyst alongside Haray Caray and later Chip Caray for 22 years until 2004 when he and the younger Caray were replaced by Len Kasper and Bob Brenly.

Darrin Jackson was the analyst for the last nine years, replacing Tom Pachoiek in 1999. Jackson has been offered the radio analyst position Stone is vacating, but Jackson has reported as saying he won’t made a decision until after the current season ends.

White Sox officials hope the move boosts TV ratings, which has lagged behind the Cubs for decades.

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