Thanks to Eric Boardman who sent me a heads-up to this video tribute that WGN made as a tribute to its long history broadcasting baseball and the Cubs.
That said, much as I enjoyed the piece, I think it's only fair. Too much is just generic about how one broadcasts a game, any game. And they show very few highlights that have occurred over seven decades But mostly, there is more focus on Harry Carey than Hall-of-Famer Jack Brickhouse. Though Harry is far better known to most Americans through the WGA superstation, he only covered the team for 17 years. A long time, to be sure, but Jack Brickhouse announced their games for 33 years. Further, for 20 of those years on WGN, Jack didn't just broadcast the Cubs, but also the White Sox. So, for 20 years, he did the play-by-play of both the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox!!
Since this is a piece on WGN broadcasting the Cubs, I don't fault them for not referencing the White Sox. But they sure could have focused more on Jack Brickhouse broadcasting almost half of the station's 72 years with the team.
Happily, he at least is part of the story, and it's handled fairly nicely. With the baseball season ending on Sunday, here's the tribute.