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harry caray, 2004 upper deck sweet spot classic #35, broadcaster

Player: Caray, Harry

Card: 2004 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic #35

Position: Broadcaster

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The taxi driver, the bartender, the waitress, the man in the street, those are my people,” Harry Caray once said (Bob Logan, Daily Herald - Arlington Heights, Illinois, February 19, 1998).

He was born Harry Christopher Carabina to an Italian father and Romanian mother in St. Louis. Harry was an American sportscaster on radio and television for over 50 years. He covered five Major League Baseball teams, beginning with 25 years of calling the games of the St. Louis Cardinals with two of these years also spent calling games for the St. Louis Browns. After a year working for the Oakland Athletics and eleven years with the Chicago White Sox, Caray spent the last sixteen years of his career as the announcer for the Chicago Cubs.
Caray is credited with popularizing the singing of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the seventh-inning stretch.

His son Skip followed him into the booth as a baseball broadcaster with the Atlanta Braves. His broadcasting legacy was extended to a third-generation, as his grandson Chip Caray replaced Harry as the Cubs' play-by-play announcer from 1998 to 2004.

(excerpted from SABR, BR Bullpen, and Wikipedia)


Image from Chicago Sports Memories Blog


Harry Caray is part of the Italian American Sports Hall of Fame Tour – Go to the Next Stop

Harry is also part of the St. Louis Cardinals Players Tour – Go to the Next Stop

Harry is also part of the Chicago Cubs Players Tour – Go To the Next Stop

Harry is also part of the Chicago White Sox Players Tour – Go To the Next Stop

See Harry’s baseball cards at TCDB

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