Jack Corrigan (sportscaster)
|Born||John Joseph Corrigan
September 12, 1952
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
John Joseph "Jack" Corrigan (born September 12, 1952 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American sports broadcaster and author. He is the radio announcer for the Colorado Rockies in Major League Baseball. Previously, he spent 18 years as the television announcer for the Cleveland Indians.
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, graduating in 1970.
He attended Cornell University, where he played wide receiver for four seasons. He graduated in 1974. He earned a master's degree in Speech from Kent State University. He wrote his master's thesis on NFL Films.
Corrigan started his broadcasting career in Youngstown, Ohio. He then moved on to Richmond, Virginia, before returning to Cleveland. He spent 18 years in the television booth for the Cleveland Indians from 1983, 1985-2001 on WUAB channel 43, which had given him the longest tenure among television announcers in Indians history. Corrigan has since been surpassed by former Indians CF Rick Manning who started full-time in 1990 and is still with the team.
- It's touch 'em all time for (player's name)! - for a home run hit by the Rockies (carried over from his time with the Indians).
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.