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Hawk Harrelson says GM is the worst job in baseball

Television broadcaster Ken 'Hawk' Harrelson chats with fans during a break between innings as the Chicago White Sox take on the Texas Rangers at U.S. Cellular Field on August 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The Rangers defeated the White Sox 3-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Ken “Hawk” Harrelson made more than one questionable decision during his one year as White Sox GM in 1986.

The announcer-turned-general manager famously fired Tony La Russa and Dave Dombrowski and traded rookie Bobby Bonilla (a six-time All-Star) to Pittsburgh for pitcher José DeLeón.

Taking this all into consideration, it’s no surprise that Harrelson called GM “the worst job in baseball.”

Speaking at Sox Fest 2016, Harrelson – currently a TV broadcaster for the White Sox – said he went through a carton of cigarettes a day during his breif stint as general manager.

Chicago finished the season 72-90 and wouldn’t reach the postseason again until 1993.

Team owner Jerry Reinsdorf told CSN Chicago that allowing Harrelson to fire La Russa, a future Hall of Famer, was the worst decision of his career.