Pat Hughes, the Voice of the Chicago Cubs, was recognized once again for the tremendous job he does calling Cubs’ games on the radio. Pat Hughes has been named the 2015 Illinois Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
“I’d like to dedicate this award to the Cubs dramatic 2015 season, and to my tremendous broadcasting partner Ron Coomer,” said Hughes said in a statement.
This is Pat Hughes’ 10th Sportscaster of the Year honor and his seventh in Illinois, having previously won the award in 1996, 1999, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2014. Hughes was honored as Wisconsin’s Sportscaster of the Year for three consecutive years beginning in 1990.
Hughes is entering his 21st season as the Radio Voice of the Cubs, and his third year with Ron Coomer. 2016 marks Pat’s 34th consecutive season as a Big League announcer.
Pat Hughes was inducted into WGN Radio Walk of Fame in 2014 and is moving with the team to WSCR-AM 670 The Score for the upcoming season. The Cubs spent one season on WBBM 780 AM after signing a seven-year contract with CBS Radio.
Those that listen to baseball on the radio can appreciate how good Pat Hughes is at painting a picture for his listeners and realize that one day that he will receive the Ford C. Frick Award and be inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
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