Thursday July 24th, 2014

Jack Brickhouse, the former television and radio broadcaster for the Chicago Cubs, will be honored by the team on Friday with Jack Brickhouse Bobblehead Day, the Chicago Tribune reports.

It has been almost 16 years since his death, and 33 since Brickhouse called a game for the Cubs. Brickhouse announced games on WGN-TV from 1948 to 1981, and on Channel 9 for Sox games for almost 20 years.

Brickhouse also was on the call for other sports and events. Brickhouse broadcast Bears games for WGN Radio from 1953 to 1976, and Bulls games on WGN-TV from 1966 to 1973. He also covered political conventions and interviewed four presidents.

A statue for Brickhouse was erected in 2000 on North Michigan Avenue near the Tribune Tower.

Brickhouse's widow, Pat, will throw out the first pitch and lead Wrigley in the seventh inning stretch.

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- Sarah Barshop

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