Chicago in Cook County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Hall of Fame Broadcaster
[Artwork motif of Wrigley Field, Soldier Field and Comiskey Park.]
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
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.
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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 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.
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