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Phil Rosenthal: Cubs radio voice Pat Hughes deserves a Hall of Fame honor next year, but don't book a Cooperstown trip yet

CHICAGO - Cubs radio announcer Pat Hughes deserves to receive the Baseball Hall of Fame's Ford C. Frick Award, the sport's highest honor for a broadcaster, when it's handed out at this time next year.

Certainly, no one is better than Hughes, a distinction that might even be enough to snag it for him. You never know.

The man is a consummate professional who has studied and honed his craft through good seasons and bad with the Twins, the Brewers and, since 1996, the Cubs.

Would-be announcers would do well

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