2023 Ford C. Frick Award winner Pat Hughes
A nine-time winner of the Illinois Sportscaster of the Year Award, Hughes also won three straight Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year Awards from 1990-92. He has called more than 6,000 MLB games during his 40-year career, including eight no-hitters, the 25-inning White Sox vs. Brewers contest from 1984 that was the longest game in American League history and Kerry Wood’s 20-strikeout game in 1998.
“You don’t think about the Hall of Fame because it’s something so big, you think: There’s a strong likelihood you’re never going to get in,” Hughes said. “You just work hard, and sometimes good things happen.”