The Pat Hughes Interview – part 2

Pat Hughes, the Voice of the Chicago Cubs, visited with for an exclusive interview just prior to reporting for Spring Training 2009.  Pat was kind enough to discuss his Baseball Voices CD series on the great announcers of major league baseball.

In part two, Pat discusses the teams he followed as a youth in Northern California, his biggest broadcasting influence, and his musical preferences.

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Here is what we learned…  While born in Tucson, he grew up in Northern California following the Oakland Raiders, Oakland A’s, and Golden State Warriors. The play by play man for these teams was Bill King (audio sample and related stories here), an apparent legend in the Bay Area, although he is not in the baseball hall of fame.

Pat does not visit fan blogs or websites, read fan comments, or own an iPod. He carrys CDs with him, his favorites being Van Morrison, Diana Krall, Bob Seger, and Jimmy Buffett among others.

Stay tuned to 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.

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