Jerry Fitzpatrick

Fox Valley Sports Writer
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Jerry Fitzpatrick joined the Daily Herald prep sports staff in 2002 after two years as a contributing correspondent. Since 2004, his beats in the northern Fox Valley have included football, girls volleyball, boys basketball, baseball and boys and girls track.

An avid fan of high school sports, he has reported from IHSA events at sites ranging from Elgin to Peoria, Champaign to the Quad Cities.

In 2006, he spearheaded a three-part staff report that examined the relationship between IHSA sports and the expanding club sports scene.

Fitzpatrick also has covered hundreds of Chicago professional sporting events, mainly Major League Baseball on both sides of town. Memorable experiences include contributing to coverage of the White Sox title run in 2005, Cubs playoff teams in 2007 and 2008, Bulls and Blackhawks playoff games, the 2009 Winter Classic at Wrigley Field, and witnessing each of Devin Hester's touchdown returns at Soldier Field in 2007.

Prior to joining the Daily Herald, he spent three years criss-crossing the Midwest on long bus rides while employed as the radio play-by-play voice of the Springfield (Ill.) Jr. Blues hockey team, and he worked for two seasons as a contributing broadcaster for the Springfield Capitals minor-league baseball team. He began his journalism career as an editor for Suburban NiteLife Magazine, based in West Chicago.

Fitzpatrick grew up in Wheaton and is a graduate of St. Francis High School, where he lettered twice in football and baseball. He now lives in the northwest suburbs.

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Baseball: Milas, Burlington Central have hot bats vs. Hampshire

Apr 28 2017 | 9:22 pm - Burlington Central defeated Hampshire 10-0 Friday in nonconference baseball action.

Baseball: Lineup shuffle benefits red-hot St. Charles North

Apr 27 2017 | 7:45 pm - Even a potent batting order like St. Charles North’s can use the occasional tweak.

Baseball: Crystal Lake South outslugs Jacobs

Apr 26 2017 | 10:19 pm - Crystal Lake South outslugged Jacobs 13-12 in Fox Valley Conference baseball action Wednesday.

Baseball: St. Charles North hammers Geneva

Apr 25 2017 | 9:35 pm - St. Charles North’s baseball team rolled to a 16-0 win over Geneva Tuesday.

Baseball: Westminster Christian outslugs Elgin Academy

Apr 24 2017 | 9:30 pm - Westminster Christian defeated Elgin Academy 9-6 Monday in nonconference baseball action.

Baseball: St. Charles North clubs its way past Batavia

Apr 21 2017 | 10:07 pm - St. Charles North handed Batavia a 13-3 loss in Upstate Eight River baseball action Friday.

Baseball: Cary-Grove takes it to Dundee-Crown

Apr 20 2017 | 9:45 pm - Cary-Grove defeated Dundee-Crown 11-1 Thursday in Fox Valley Conference baseball action.

Baseball: Defense helps Huntley take opener from Jacobs

Apr 19 2017 | 10:34 pm - Huntley defeated Jacobs 4-2 on Wednesday in Fox Valley Conference baseball action.

Baseball: Bartlett gets past West Chicago

Apr 18 2017 | 9:59 pm - Bartlett’s baseball team defeated West Chicago 9-6 Tuesday.

Baseball: Elgin bounces back against Larkin

Apr 17 2017 | 10:11 pm - Elgin says it learned a lesson on April 6 when rival Larkin drubbed them by the 10-run rule, which is why Monday’s 4-2 road victory over those same Royals in the crosstown series finale felt so satisfying.

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