Sunday, May 19, 2024

Celebrity Jersey Cards #688 Doug Bruno & Mike Brey

Celebrity Jersey Cards is a weekly series in which I create virtual trading cards for celebrities wearing jerseys. Today, I start a season-long march alphabetically through all MLB teams.

Chicago native Doug Bruno is a living legend. After stints elsewhere, including the (now defunct) Chicago Hustle women's pro basketball team, Bruno took over the DePaul women's team in 1988. Since then, the Blue Demons have gone 438-184. I have had the pleasure of covering the team for several years and Bruno is a class act, always personally thanking all reporters for coverage. Bruno was saluted at Wrigley Field, tossing out a ceremonial pitch and earning a Celebrity Jersey Card.

Born in Bethesda, Maryland, Mike Brey has gone on to an excellent basketball coaching career. After a few stints elsewhere, he coached Notre Dame from 2000-23. Then je was named an assistant coach for the Atlanta Hawks. Brey threw out a first pitch at Wrigley Field to earn his Celebrity Jersey Card.

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