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Lifetime of achievement
continues for 'Rosey' at 90

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.

The WGN-TV crew in the early 1970s: (from left) sports editor Jack Rosenberg, play-by-play man Jack Brickhouse, producer-director Arne Harris and No. 2 announcer Jim West.

The WGN-TV crew in the early 1970s: (from left) sports editor Jack Rosenberg, play-by-play man Jack Brickhouse, producer-director Arne Harris and No. 2 announcer Jim West.

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.
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Cubs clubhouse’ sports medicine facility
will allow players to return to action faster


Dr. David Fletcher, CBM Founder
Posted Thursday, May 19th, 2016

A vintage aerial photo shows the Collins and Weise coal bins, at left, where the present clubhouse was dug into the ground. It is the only big-league clubhouse located outside the ballpark.

A vintage aerial photo shows the Collins and Weise coal bins, at left, where the present clubhouse was dug into the ground. It is the only big-league clubhouse located outside the ballpark.

Kyle Schwarber underwent surgery on Tuesday, April 19, for an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and lateral cruciate ligament tear (LCL) reconstruction on his left knee after his season-ending collision with Dexter Fowler in Arizona 12 days earlier. The surgery was performed in Dallas by Cowboys-affiliated orthopedic surgeon Dr. Daniel Cooper.

While Schwarber is predicted to be out the rest of the 2016 season, this writer suspects the Cubs may get some immediate return on their mega-investment for building a new 30,000-square-foot clubhouse. A state-of-the-art sports medicine facility is one of the highlights. As the first beneficiary of this fabulous new in-house rehabilitation facility, Schwarber may surprise everyone. It's a long shot, but state-of-the-art training area could allow a Schwarber late-season return to the Cubs.
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Tony Garofalo for
trainer recognition

Cubs & Sox,
2008 pacesetters

Zobrist
Cardinal kid



A multi-media celebration of Chicago’s own Double Duty Radcliffe

'Double Duty' Ted Radcliffe: Chicago's own Negro League superstar

Double Duty Ted Radcliffe was Chicago’s own Negro League superstar. Those who knew him and his work insist Duty would have been a star big-leaguer behind the plate and a very competent starting pitcher had the color line not been firmly entrenched in the prime of his career.

In connection with the DD Classic and as a permanent way to honor Duty, the Chicago Baseball Museum is presenting this special tribute to the great man and also assisted with the Double Duty exhibit at the DuSable Museum. On our 'Double Duty' microsite, we recount his long career with his own words, photos that show the ballplayer, the colorful personality and as a special treat, Duty’s own taped recollections from WGN-TV’s 1992 "Chicago American Giants" special.

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Visit White Sox’ Double Duty Classic >>

Jack Brickhouse: Our man
for all sports seasons

Jack Brickhouse: Our man for all seasons

Jack Brickhouse enjoyed a life of firsts. He was the first voice heard on WGN-TV when it signed on 1948. He was the first Chicago voice heard on a trans-Atlantic satellite broadcast in 1962. He called eight no-hitters, six Gale Sayers touchdowns in one game and the better part of 45 runs scored in a 1979 Cubs-Phillies contest.

The Chicago Baseball Museum pays tribute to Brickhouse in this special Jack Brickhouse microsite at a time the Cubs are honoring him with a special bobblehead day, as part of their Wrigley Field 100th anniversary celebration. The website recalls different facets of Brickhouse’s life, including stories, photos from the collection of Pat Brickhouse, Jack’s wife, and a wide variety of video and audio highlights from his career.

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Visit the Jack Brickhouse microsite >>
Chicago Tribune: Cubs will honor
Jack Brickhouse Friday >>


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