Francis "Chick" Hearn, a native of Aurora, Illinois, established a standard of broadcasting that earned the legendary announcer a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1986. Known for creating play-by-play buzzwords such as "on him like a postage stamp", "the mustard's off the hot dog" and…more
Chick began to broadcast for the Lakers on November 21, 1965 through December 16, 2001, broadcasting 3,338 consecutive games.
Chick was All-Confrence for East Aurora High School.
Chick earned the Basketball Hall of Fame's Curt Gowdy Media Award in 1992.
Chick is a member of the American Sportscasters Hall of Fame.
Chick is a two-time National Sportscaster of the Year award winner.
Chick is a three-time Golden Mike Award Winner.
Chick receieved the Lifetime Achievement Victor Award.
Chick was inducted into the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
Chick was a Seven-time California Sportscaster of the Year award winner.
Chick recieved a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1986.
Chick has had two streets named in his honor, both the Lakers and the city of Los Angeles renamed a part of West 11th Street between Figueroa Street and Georgia Street to Chick Hearn Court. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority further honored the late broadcaster by changing the name of the nearby Blue Line station to Pico-Chick Hearn.
Chick's daughter, Samantha, died of pneumonia May 24, 1991, brought on by anorexia.
Chick's son, Gary, died of a drug overdose on June 1, 1972.
Chick was host of the TV game-show "Bowling for Dollars."
Chick is the one that gave many of the laker players their nicknames such as Gail Goodrich, Kobe Bryant, Michael Cooper, and other Laker players.
Chick became the third broadcaster to be inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame on May 9, 1991.
Chick's nickname came from his teammates at AAU--they gave him a box containing "sneakers" but inside layed a dead chicken as a prank.
Chick attended Bradley University.
Chick attended Marmion Academy a high school in Chicago, Illinois.
Chick: (when the game was in the bag) This game is in the refrigerator, the door's closed, the light's out, the eggs are cooling, the butter's getting hard and the Jello's jiggling.