Jack Brickhouse Statue, Chicago
John Beasley "Jack" Brickhouse (January 24, 1916 – August 6, 1998) was an American sportscaster. Known primarily for his play-by-play coverage of Chicago Cubs games on WGN-TV from 1948 to 1981, he received the Ford C. Frick Award from the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983.Using our online itinerary creator, Chicago attractions like Jack Brickhouse Statue can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Brickhouse also called Chicago White Sox games prior to that team leaving WGN in 1968. He also covered national events from time to time, including three World Series for NBC television, although the Cubs never got there during his tenure. The voice on the audio track of the famous Willie Mays catch in Game 1 of the 1954 Series at the Polo Grounds belongs to Brickhouse, who was calling the Series along with the New York Giants' regular broadcaster, Russ Hodges. (Brickhouse himself had called Giants games locally in 1946.) Brickhouse also called the 1959 Series, which featured the White Sox, with Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully and the 1950 Series with Jim Britt. In addition, Brickhouse partnered with fellow baseball broadcasting legend Mel Allen for NBC's coverage of the 1952 Rose Bowl.
Brickhouse also covered many other events, sports and otherwise (such as professional wrestling for WGN and political conventions for the Mutual radio network). And for many years he called Chicago Bears football on WGN-AM radio, in an unlikely and entertaining pairing with the famous Chicago Sun-Times gossip columnist Irv Kupcinet. Brickhouse was also a boxing commentator. Fights he called include the 1949 fight between Jersey Joe Walcott and Ezzard Charles and the 1951 fight between Johnny Bratton and Charley Fusari . He did Chicago Bulls basketball games for WGN-TV from 1966 until 1973 as well.
Jack Brickhouse Statue Reviews
Easily accessible right off Michigan ave and near the Tribune Building. Jack Brickhouse was how you heard the Cubs games before Harry Caray “hey hey” more »
Set close to the Chicago Trubune building and the Michigan Avenue Bridge, this little statue complete with brass glasses will make you smile. more »
A+ Wonderful Tribute to Jack!
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