Pat Hughes is a Hall of Famer!

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Pat Hughes is a Hall of Famer!

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HEY! Now there’s some fantastic news today, whatever else happens.

Long-time Chicago Cubs radio voice Pat Hughes is deservedly a Hall of Famer:

“Pat Hughes, who has called Chicago Cubs games for more than a quarter of a century as the team’s radio play-by-play voice, has been selected as the 2023 recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually for excellence in broadcasting by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Hughes will be honored during the Hall of Fame Awards Presentation as part of Hall of Fame Weekend, July 21-24, 2023. Hughes becomes the 47th winner of the Frick Award, as he earned the highest point total in a vote conducted by the Hall of Fame’s 15-member Frick Award Committee.

The final ballot featured broadcasters whose main contributions came as local and national voices and whose careers began after, or extended into, the Wild Card Era. The 10 finalists were: Dave Campbell, Joe Castiglione, Gary Cohen, Jacques Doucet, Tom Hamilton, Jerry Howarth, Ernie Johnson Sr., Duane Kuiper, Steve Stone and Hughes.”

Read much more on Pat Hughes right here. The man is beloved and celebrated for a reason, and I’m really happy he’s receiving this well-earned honor.

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Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.