By George Reagan, The Chicago Times
December 9, 2022
CHICAGO – Pat Hughes, the radio voice of the Chicago Cubs, was honored Wednesday with the Hall of Fame’s 2023 Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in baseball broadcasting. Hughes, 67, is the third broadcaster with the Cubs organization to receive the award which includes the great Jack Brickhouse and the iconic Harry Caray. Hughes has been broadcasting Cubs games for the past 27 seasons. Hughes was there in 1998 to cover Kerry Wood’s 20-strikeout game and the historic 2016 World Series in which the Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians.
“No one is more deserving of this award than Pat. Outside of his impressive resume, Pat is a truly wonderful person who cares deeply about Cubs fans and the game of baseball. We’re so incredibly lucky to have had him as a member of the Cubs family for the past 27 seasons and look forward to celebrating this accomplishment, and many more, in the years to come.” Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts said in a statement.
Hughes will receive the Frick award next July as part of the annual Hall of Fame induction weekend.