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Jack Brickhouse
Birth: Jan. 24, 1916
Peoria
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
Death: Aug. 6, 1998
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Hall of Fame Sports Broadcaster. After serving in the United States Marine Corps during World War II, he began covered sports as an announcer for Chicago, Illinois's WGN-TV and WGN Radio stations, beginning with Channel Nine's first telecast in 1948. He broadcasted games for Major League Baseball's Chicago Cubs of the National League and the Chicago White Sox of the American League, being able to do so because it was very rare the two teams played on the same date while at home. He also did the play-by-play of the Chicago Bears of ther National Football League on WGN Radio for 24 consecutive years. He announced his 5,000th game for WGN-TV and Radio on August 5, 1979. Two years later, in 1981, he retired from play-by-play duties after more than 40 years of covering the Cubs and White Sox. In August, 1983, he was inducted into the media wing of the Baseball Hall Of Fame, receiving the Ford C. Frick Award. 
 
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  Nelda B Teach Brickhouse (1916 - 2003)*
 
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Burial:
Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 28, 1998
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- Algae
 Added: Sep. 21, 2014

- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Aug. 6, 2014
Just saw the cubs on wgn with your wife singing the 7th inning stretch on Jack Brickhouse bobblehead day.Thanks for the memories,you were a part of my childhood.
-Anonymous
 Added: Jul. 26, 2014
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