In the top of the third inning during Wednesday's Chicago Cubs game, President of Business Operations Crane Kenney joined Pat Hughes in the radio booth. Kenney began his discussion by indicating that there were going to be three new additions to the Cubs Hall of Fame, which was reopened in 2021. The members hang on the wall in the left field bleachers at Wrigley Field. Kenney shared a pair of names, then asked Cubs radio broadcaster and living legend Pat Hughes to read the last name. Have a tissue handy.
In deserving fashion, the Cubs are inducting their longtime radio broadcaster into the team's Hall of Fame. He'll join the likes of Harry Caray and Jack Brickhouse as broadcaster in the hall. Hughes spent a number of years with the Minnesota Twins and Milwaukee Brewers before joining the Cubs in 1996. Since then, he has graced the ears of listeners with his soothing voice on the radio.
Hughes joins former Cubs Jose Cardenal and Buck O'Neil in this year's class.
There are few broadcasters as great as Pat Hughes. With the Cubs' launch of Marquee Sports Network, viewers have been lucky to hear Pat Hughes on their televisions a number of times as well as on radio. In addition, Hughes was inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame in 2021, making his Cubs Hall of Fame membership the fifth on his resume.
Every Cubs fan is lucky to hear Pat Hughes on the radio. Now, he will take his rightful spot in the team's Hall of Fame. There are so many greats in the hall. However, his addition makes it feel a little more complete.