THURSDAY: Mark Patrick Joins Hammer & Nigel

By May 2, 2012General

THURSDAY, join us as we do our weekly BarCast from Coaches Tavern (28 S. Penn near the Fieldhouse) at 9PM. Our special guest will be Indy sportscasting/radio great Mark Patrick

-$3 Drafts of ANY KIND all night!
-Indy MoJo Poker Tournaments in the back



     Mark Patrick was named host of “Baseball This Morning” on XM Satellite Radio for the debut of the MLB Network in February of 2005. This innovative programming endeavor, a collaborative effort between Major League Baseball and XM Radio, brought MLB coverage and discussion 12 months a year to the millions of XM subscribers throughout the world. Mark and his co-host, Buck Martinez, bring their unique perspective of baseball to a morning audience hungry for details and insight of America’s pastime.

     Prior to joining XM radio, Patrick hosted the nationally syndicated “Mark Patrick on Sports” on Fox Sports Radio from 2001 to 2005. After starting with just over 50 affiliates, the show grew to over 150 stations nationwide. From 2000 to 2005, he also hosted the local afternoon version of “MPOS” on Sports Radio WNDE in Indianapolis. Additionally,Mark was an award winning member of the syndicated “Bob and Tom Show” from 1987 to 2005. During this time, Mark’s work was recognized with 6 different Marconi awards given to the nation’s best radio shows. Mark’s contributing characters helped the “Bob and Tom Show” grow from a single local station to over 150 syndicated stations by 2005.

      Individually, his radio commentaries have been syndicated in several cities since 1988. Mark’s work has won “Best Of” honors in Milwaukee, Detroit, Raleigh and Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Patrick has also been the color voice of the Indianapolis Colts Television broadcasts and was the post game television host from 2000-2005. He was a member of the Colts Radio Network for three seasons and was the first television play-by-play voice of the Arena Football League’s Indiana Firebirds in their first two seasons on FOX Sports Net.

     Mark Patrick joined WISH-TV (CBS) as a Sports Anchor in 1990, became Sports Director of WISH-TV in June of 1992 and remained through 1999. Since 1992, he was named Best Sportscaster in every yearly Reader’s Poll in the Indianapolis Star and Best Sportscaster in every yearly voting in Indianapolis Monthly Magazine. Additionally, the Associated Press awarded Mark with the Best Sports Play-By-Play honors for 1992 through 1998.

       His other television work includes calls of college basketball for the MCC Television Network, The HCC Television Network and the Ball State Television Network. In 1989, Mark was named as the first ever host of Hoosier Millionaire, the game show of the Hoosier Lottery. This show was viewed by over 1 million viewers in 5 states on a weekly basis until Mr. Patrick left the show in 2003. That year marked the 14th straight that the show was the longest running and highest rated lottery program in the United States. Mark’s other awards include being named as one of Ball State University’s 75 Most Outstanding Alumni, Best Television Personality by AWRT, one of the Ten Most Intriguing People in the State by Indianapolis Monthly, one of the Most Influential 40 under 40 and Who’s Who in the Media by the Indianapolis Business Journal.


     Mark’s work within the community has also been recognized by several organizations, including the Indianapolis Jaycees, who awarded him their Volunteer of the Year award in 1986. His other volunteer efforts include being a member of the board of directors for the Indiana Children’s Wish Fund, Brownsburg Little League, Skiles Test Baseball and the Indiana Bulls Baseball Organization. He has also worked with the March of Dimes, the American Diabetes Foundation, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, the Pacers’ Charitable Foundation, American Cancer Society, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Riley Childrens’ Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House. The pride and joy of Mark’s charitable efforts is his creation of the Mark Patrick Big Hitters Celebrity Golf Tournament in 1997. Thanks to this annual event, thousands of children have benefited from playing with better equipment and facilities through the hundreds of thousands of dollars raised by this effort. In 2001, Mark raised over $70,000 in a single afternoon broadcast to help in covering medical expenses for Mickey Meyer, a Little Leaguer who was hospitalized with a life-threatening head injury. Since 2001, Mark has also hosted the annual Scott Rolen benefit to raise funds for the St. Louis Cardinals’ slugger and his efforts to build a camp for disadvantaged and seriously ill children.


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