Chick Hearn

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Born

11/27/1916 , Aurora, Illinois

Died

8/5/2002

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Biography:

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 "can't throw a pea in the ocean", Hearn broadcast 3,338 consecutive games for the Los Angeles Lakers. Hearn's streak began on November 21, 1965 and extended to December 16, 2001. A member of the American Sportscasters Hall of Fame and a two-time national Sportscaster of the Year, Hearn earned the Basketball Hall of Fame's Curt Gowdy Media Award in 1992. Hearn died on August 5, 2002 in Northridge, CA. He was 85.