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One Shot: Hawk Harrelson As The Hamburglar

By Chuck Sudo in News on Jun 28, 2013 2:30PM

Photo credit: Stanley Forman

CBS' Eye on Baseball blog posted this photo of White Sox TV announcer Ken Harrelson Thursday, which is probably the scariest photo we've ever seen of the noted fashion plate and lifetime .239 hitter. Eye on Baseball also notes Harrelson once owned a lavender dune buggy, which makes him the Don Cherry of Major League Baseball

Harrelson, who broke his leg in spring training while a member of the Indians in 1970 and was asked to pose for the photo by legendary photographer Stanley Forman as he was leaving St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Boston. Yahoo! Sports Big League Stew blog has more.

When Ken “Hawk” Har­rel­son (now the Chicago White Sox announcer) had his cast removed from leg injury I was at Saint Elizabeth’s Hos­pi­tal and asked him to throw the cast away for the cam­era. He was a very media savvy ath­lete. Har­rel­son came to the Red Sox dur­ing their Pen­nant drive to replace the injured Tony Conigliaro.

Forman also took this iconic photo of the 1976 Boston Bus riots showing a white man attacking a black man with a flagpole, the American flag still attached. The name of the photo: "The Soiling of Old Glory."