Hall of Fame Broadcaster
— 1917-1998 —
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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.
- 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.
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