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Pat Hughes

Hughes worked as a play-by-play voice for Marquette University's basketball team from 1988-2004, including working with Al McGuire during the 1996-2000 seasons. He also worked for 12 years with Bob Uecker on the Milwaukee Brewers Radio Network.

He left to join WGN and is in his 13th season as the WGN Radio play-by-play voice of the Cubs.

Hughes began his baseball play-by-play career in the minor leagues, calling action for the San Jose Missions (1978-1981) and for the Columbus Clippers (1982). Hughes' collegiate play-by-play career also includes stints with Northwestern University, San Jose State University, the University of Wisconsin and ESPN. He worked in Minnesota in 1983 as the TV voice of the Twins and as the hockey host/interviewer on North Stars telecasts.

He was named the Illinois Sportscaster of the Year in 2006, 1996 and 1999. He earned Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year Award honors three times (1990-1992).

Hughes is the producer of “Baseball Voices: Hall of Fame Series,” compact discs that commemorate and pay tribute to famous announcers of the past.

He’s produced disks honoring Harry Carey and Jack Buck, as well as one for Marty Brenneman.

Hughes is a graduate of San Jose State University. Hughes was born on May 27, 1955, in Tucson, Ariz. Hughes and his wife, Trish, have two children: Janell and Amber.


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