Day: January 26, 2017

1997 — Brickhouse, no-hitters, Bruce Froemming

Brickhouse, no-hitters, Bruce Froemming: jack brickhouse - The CBM vintage Baseball podcast features jack brickhouse talking about Bruce Froemming,

History brought together Milt Pappas (left) and Bruce Froemming (right) in the last no-hitter Jack Brickhouse broadcast. Brickhouse had a just-as-unusual Froemming story from the latter’s minor-league days as part of his reservoir of stories.

The Chicago Baseball Museum is presenting classic interviews from the archives of CBM historian George Castle’s “Diamond Gems” syndicated weekly baseball radio show, which aired from 1994 to 2010.

This edition features the second of four consecutive segments taken from a retrospective on the career of famed Chicago announcer Jack Brickhouse, taped in Aug. 1997. In this segment, Jack recalls broadcasting eight no-hitters — and tells a hilarious story involving Bruce Froemming, the key figure in the final no-hitter, by Milt Pappas, in 1972. Brickhouse also will be honored this season with a bobblehead day at Wrigley Field as part of its 100th anniversary. The Chicago Baseball Museum supports the Brickhouse family in the promotional effort.

“The Diamond Gems Flashback” also features photos of the interviewees from the one-of-a-kind Leo Bauby Photo Collection, emphasizing Chicago baseball. Many photos are available to the general public directly on Ebay via seller name Soxphotos soxphotos | eBay.

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