Jack Brickhouse

Jack Brickhouse (HMW3V)

Location: Chicago, IL 60611 Cook County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 53.403', W 87° 37.429'

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Hall of Fame Broadcaster

— 1917-1998 —

[Artwork motif of Wrigley Field, Soldier Field and Comiskey Park.]
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[Left Side:]
Inducted into Media Wing of Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY, in 1983, and 13 other Halls of Fame throughout the nation.
Broadcasted for Chicago Cubs - 40 years;
Chicago White Sox - 27 years;
Chicago Bears - 24 years;
1st TV voice for Chicago Bulls.
1962 - play by play announcer for 1st satellite telecast. Recipient of Local and International awards for Pope Paul VI papal audience.
Exclusive broadcast interviews - 6 Presidents, 4 Honorary Doctorates, 2 Autobiographical best sellers; "Thanks for Listening' and "A Man for All Seasons"

Broadcasting career - one of versatility.
Covered everything from man-on-the-street interviews world-wide, dance bands, soap operas, disasters, parades, to reading Sunday funnies to kids. Heard nationally describing 4 World Series, 5 All-Star baseball games, 3 NFL championship games, 9 "Bowl" games, 4 East - West football games, World Series of golf, wrestling for 9 years, several Golden Glove tournaments and professional title fights. Covered numerous Republican and Democratic conventions, F.D.R.'s 1945 inauguration and Winston Churchill's funeral.

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1934 - Entered broadcasting profession in hometown of Peoria - age 18, becoming youngest sports announcer in the nation. 1946 - Broadcasted for New York Giants - one season, 1948 - First voice on WGN-TV.1979 - Reached milestone of 5,000 broadcasts for WGN Radio and TV. No baseball broadcaster WILL EVER televise as many games as Brickhouse. Continued broadcasting until his retirement from the booth - 1981.

Small Plaque Below:Brain tumors do not discriminate. Jack Brickhouse was one of the thousands who battled a brain tumor. The disease is complex; effective treatment is challenging.
The American Brain Tumor Association exists to eliminate brain tumors through research and education.
HM NumberHMW3V
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series, and the More Than Words series.
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 10:00pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 448248 N 4637756
Decimal Degrees41.89005000, -87.62381667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 53.403', W 87° 37.429'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 53' 24.18" N, 87° 37' 25.74" W
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Area Code(s)312, 773, 630
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 419 N Michigan Ave, Chicago IL 60611, US
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