The City of Chicago will honor the late legendary broadcaster Les Grobstein on Friday, March 11, 2022. Grobstein, who passed away on Jan. 16, was a Chicago sports legend and will be remembered by many who had the opportunity to listen to him over the course of his 50-year career.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot made the declaration on Wednesday morning by releasing a proclamation listing Grobstein's various accomplishments throughout his career. The Mayor referred to him as a "walking sports encyclopedia," one that "loved all Chicago sports from high school, college, professional, and everything in between."
It is not often that members of sports media have a day named after them. That is the kind of impact that Les Grobstein made on those around him. That is something special.
Grobstein, who was the host of 670 The Score's 'Score Overnights' for 25 years, show still lives on. Mark Grote now fills the host role three nights a week. The other two nights feature rotating guests as hosts.