By George Castle
Monday, May 16th, 2016
Happy 90th birthday, Rosey, on May 21.
Many of the greats of WGN's unforgettable golden years of baseball coverage have sadly departed, and are dearly missed. But Jack Rosenberg soldiers on, still with his wits and health intact, and dedication to another big "get" – helping Swedish Convenant Hospital raise $8 million for the women's health center named after his late wife Mayora Rosenberg.
Assembling the latest medical technology in a secure, all-women's setting is real life and thus a greater feat than anything Rosenberg accomplished in the toy factory of sports. In almost every broadcast from 1954 to 1981 by Jack Brickhouse, the most ubiquitous voice in Chicago TV-radio history, there was Rosey backing him up with scripts, notes, research and his people personality landing big-name pre- and post-game interviews.