Van Patrick (1916–1974) was a sports broadcaster, most notably for the Detroit Lions. Broadcaster may refer to A Broadcasting organization one responsible for the production of radio and television programs and/or their transmission The Detroit Lions are an American football team based in Detroit Michigan. Patrick served as Detroit Tigers baseball team play-by-play announcer from 1953–1959. The Detroit Tigers are a professional baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan, USA Play-by-play, in Broadcasting, is a North American term and means the reporting of a Sporting event with a Voiceover describing the details of the action  He also did play-by-play for the National Football League's Detroit Lions from 1950 until his death in 1974. The Detroit Lions are an American football team based in Detroit Michigan. The 1950 NFL season was the 31st Regular season of the National Football League. The 1974 NFL season was the 55th Regular season of the National Football League.  During the 1960s and 1970s, he was sports director for the Mutual Broadcasting System and broadcast Notre Dame football and Monday Night Football for the network. The Mutual Broadcasting System ( MBS) was an American Radio network, in operation from 1934 to 1999 The University of Notre Dame du Lac (or simply Notre Dame) (ˌnoʊtɚˈdeɪm is a private Roman Catholic Research university located in Monday Night Football ( MNF) is a Live television broadcast of the National Football League. In addition, Patrick did TV sports news segments during news broadcasts on WJBK-TV in Detroit, Michigan.
Patrick had superb knowledge of both football and baseball, and was widely admired for his broadcasting skills during his radio heyday (1953-1959). He did not make the transition to television well, as he was naturally bald, and insisted on wearing a very inexpensive toupée in televison appearances. "Van Patrick's toupée" was a source of many jokes in the Detroit area during that period.
At the time of his death, he owned four radio stations. 
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