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John "Jack" Corrigan (born in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American sports broadcaster and author. He is currently the radio announcer for the Colorado Rockies in Major League Baseball. Previously, he spent 17 years as the television announcer for the Cleveland Indians.

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Early life and education

Corrigan grew up in the West Park neighborhood on Cleveland's west side. His large Irish-American family attended nearby Catholic church, Our Lady of Angels, where he also attended grade school. He attended St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland, where he played football, and graduated in 1970.[1]

He attended Cornell University, where he also played wide receiver for four seasons. He graduated in 1974.[2] He also earned a master's degree in Speech from Kent State University.[3] He wrote his master's thesis on NFL Films.[2]

Career

Corrigan started his broadcasting career in Youngstown, Ohio. He then moved on to Richmond, Virginia, before returning to Cleveland.[2] He spent 17 years in the television broadcaster for the Cleveland Indians from 1985-2001. He had the longest tenure among television announcers in Indians history. His signature home run call: It's touch 'em all time![2] However, some mistakenly interpreted it as "touch of old time."

While in Cleveland, he also did play-by-play and color commentary for the Cleveland Cavaliers from 1982-88.

In 2005, Corrigan wrote Warning Track, published by Peakview Press (May 25, 2005) ISBN-10: 0976661500.[4]

Personal life

Corrigan and his wife, Lisa, have two children, Megan and Mike. In 2006, he suffered two minor strokes, missing several games. He was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation.[5]

References

  1. ^ [1] (accessed February 28, 2010)
  2. ^ a b c d Brad Herzog Play Ball!Cornell Alumni Magazine, Monday, 25 August 2008 (accessed February 28, 2010)
  3. ^ Colorado RockiesOfficial Bio (accessed February 28, 2010)
  4. ^ http://www.amazon.com/Warning-Track-Jack-Corrigan/dp/0976661500/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1267390936&sr=1-2
  5. ^ http://mlb.mlb.com/content/printer_friendly/col/y2006/m06/d07/c1493680.jsp
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