We handed the store over to “The Official Greeters to the World,” Da Greens Brothers on Sunday to help raise money for the Beverly Arts Center. Da Greens Brothers are most famous for their appearances at Old Comiskey, New Comiskey, U.S. Cellular Field, and the South Side Irish Parade.
In an effort to help save the Beverly Arts Center they came out as guest managers to help Beverly Records customers. The numbers aren’t in yet but the day looks to be a great success. The Beverly Records family is proud to help our neighbors through grass roots efforts. Please, support your local Arts Center!
You won’t find Steve Stone’s name listed in any of the biographies or documentaries concerned with the life and career of Da Greens Brothers, but in the spring of 1960, the thirteen-year-old South Sider accomplished something unique in regards to Da Greens Brother’s storied career. Stone shot the only known color footage of the Brothers taking in a White Sox Game.
Steve was born on July 14, 1947 in South Euclid, Ohio; a shared latitude with Comiskey Park where everyone in town is also a White Sox fan. Steve’s love of the Sox and the broadcasting booth led him on a whirlwind career that would finally land him his dream job. White Sox broadcaster alongside childhood role model Hawk Harrelson.
Steve first met Hawk in the spring of 1963. Steve was part of an early defensive to keep the Sox in Chicago. Stone befriended beleaguered Kansas City Owner Charlie “O” FInley who had had grand visions of moving the White Sox out of town to Seattle and moving the A’s into the Comiskey. In 1963 Steve put an end to Charlie’s dreams by recruiting then rookie Hawk Harrelson into persuading Finley to taking his circus to Oakland. It worked. Harrelson also gave Steve career advice on how to realize his dream of being announcer. Hawk said “Stoney go out on that bump and throw that ball. Get your ducks on the pond!”