The Pat Hughes Interview – part 1
Just as the Cubs opened spring training camp 2009, Pat Hughes, the Voice of the Chicago Cubs on WGN Radio was kind enough to take some time for aÂ exclusive interviewÂ with CubHub.net.
In part one, Pat talks about his Baseball VoicesÂ series of “commemorative audio tribute” CDs spotlighting the careers of such broadcasting luminaries as Bob Uecker, Harry Kalas, Jack Buck, Marty Brennaman, and of course, Harry Caray. Pat talks about his inspiration to create the series, and reveals that his next installment may feature New York broadcasting legend Red Barber, as well as discussion of other potential future installments.
Regarding whether baseball Hall of Famer Jack Brickhouse will get a slot in the Baseball Voices series, Pat says he may at some point do a video DVD retrospective of Brick’s long career in Chicago. But Jack was primarily a television broadcaster and not much radio tape exists of Brickhouse. Interestingly, the only television broadcasters in the hall of fame are Jack Brickhouse, Joe Garagiola, and Tony Kubek who will be inducted this summer.
Pat says the present day dean of baseball broadcasting, Vin Scully prefers to wait until his career is over for such a retrospective. I might be wrong, but I get the feeling Mr. Scully plans to never voluntarily retire.
Stay tuned to CubHub.net for more of this exclusive interview with Pat Hughes
Coming up: Pat Hughes talks about his time in the booth with Bob Uecker and has advice for now former Cubs broadcaster Cory Provus who will calling Milwaukee Brewers games with Uecker beginning this season.