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Jack Brickhouse

Hall of Fame Broadcaster

 

—1917-1998 —

 
Jack Brickhouse Marker (Front) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2011
1. Jack Brickhouse Marker (Front)
Inscription.
[Front:]
[Artwork motif of Wrigley Field, Soldier Field and Comiskey Park.]
'Hey Hey'

[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”

[Rear:]
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
Jack Brickhouse Marker (Left Side) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2011
2. Jack Brickhouse Marker (Left Side)
1945 inauguration and Winston Churchill’s funeral.

[Right Side:]
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.
 
Location. 41° 53.403′ N, 87° 37.429′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is on North Michigan Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This marker is located in the plaza between the Tribune Tower and the Chicago River. Marker is in this post office area: Chicago IL 60611, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Catherine and Jean-Baptiste Point du Sable (a few steps from
Jack Brickhouse Marker (Rear) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2011
3. Jack Brickhouse Marker (Rear)
Below Text:
Bust of Jack Brickhouse
Jerry McKenna, 2000
City of Chicago
Richard M. Daley, Mayor
Public Art Collection
this marker); Tribune Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); The Discoverers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jean-Baptiste Pointe DuSable (about 300 feet away); The Pioneers (about 300 feet away); Louis Jolliet & Père Jacques Marquette (about 300 feet away); Green Bay Road (about 300 feet away); Regeneration (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
 
Also see . . .  Jack Brickhouse. (Submitted on July 31, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.)
 
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Jack Brickhouse Marker (Right Side) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2011
4. Jack Brickhouse Marker (Right Side)
Note statue of Marilyn Monroe in the background.
Jack Brickhouse Statue image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 12, 2016
5. Jack Brickhouse Statue
by Jerry Mckenna
Bust of Jack Brickhouse image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 12, 2016
6. Bust of Jack Brickhouse
Jerry McKenna, 2000
City of Chicago
Richard M. Daley, Mayor
Public Art Collection

City of Chicago
Incorporated 4th March 1837
©Jerry McKenna<br>San Antonio Tx - 2000 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 12, 2016
7. ©Jerry McKenna
San Antonio Tx - 2000
Wrigley Field, Soldier Field, Chicago Stadium, Comiskey Park<br><br><b>"Hey-Hey"</b> image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 12, 2016
8. Wrigley Field, Soldier Field, Chicago Stadium, Comiskey Park

"Hey-Hey"
Close-up of image on marker
The Jack Brickhouse Memorial<br>Dedicated September 14, 2000 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 12, 2016
9. The Jack Brickhouse Memorial
Dedicated September 14, 2000
A Loving Tribute
To my Partner
in Life
From 1980 - 1998
Patricia
Brickhouse
Embedded in the sidewalk in front of the monument
Brain Tumors do not discriminate image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 12, 2016
10. Brain Tumors do not discriminate
Jack Brickhouse was one of thousands who battled a brain tumor. The disease is complex; effective treatment is challenging.

The American Brain Turmor Association exists to eliminate brain tumors through research and education.
Jack Brickouse and Seward Johnson's “Return Visit” image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 12, 2016
11. Jack Brickouse and Seward Johnson's “Return Visit”
Return Visit<br>by Seward Johnson image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 12, 2016
12. Return Visit
by Seward Johnson
This large version of Seward Johnson's “Return Visit” replaced Seward's “Marilyn” in Chicago's Pioneer Court on Nov. 1, 2016. The original smaller version of “Return Visit” resides in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It depicts Lincoln showing a copy of the Gettyburg Address to a modern tourist.
'Statue' of Marilyn Monroe image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2011
13. 'Statue' of Marilyn Monroe
This statue was located near the Jack Brickhouse statue and can be seen in the background in photo #4
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 915 times since then and 189 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 28, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   5, 6, 7. submitted on February 17, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   8, 9. submitted on February 26, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   10, 11, 12. submitted on February 27, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   13. submitted on September 28, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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