Friday, June 15, 2012
On this day in 1979, the Chicago White Sox traded Eric Soderholm to the Texas Rangers for Ed Farmer and Gary Holle.
Only Farmer played for the White Sox out of the two players acquired for Soderholm. Gary Holle never made it back to the majors after the trade. Ed, who is a Chicago native, saved his best for the hometown crowd. He played with the Sox from June 1979 until 1981. His best season was 1980, where he made the All-Star team, saved a career high thirty games and won a career high seven games.
While Farmer may have moved on to Philadelphia after the ChiSox, he eventually came back to the organization in the early nineties as a color commentator on the Sox radio broadcasts. After doing color commentary during the 2005 World Series, Ed moved over to the play by play side of the broadcasts.