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Today Would Have Been Harry Caray’s 100th Birthday

“Hello everybody, this is Harry Carey at Wrigley Field” was how Harry would open most Cubs’ broadcasts on WGN from Wrigley Field. My earliest recolections of Baseballs’ most famous announcer are not with the Cubs, but with the White Sox, my favorite team.

Most people only remember that Harry was with the Cubs. Actually Harry Carey got his start in Kalamazoo at WKZO (Along with another famous Chicago radio announcer–Paul Harvey) and then moved on to cover the St. Louis Cardinals until 1970. He and Ernie Harwell announced the 1968 Tigers/Cardinals World Series for NBC. Then he crossed the country to Oakland for 2 seasons, before making his way to the Windy City.

He announced White Sox games from 1972 to 1981. A rift with new White Sox owners allowed Harry to jump to the Cubs, where he built his hard drinking and fun loving reputation. Back with the Cardinals, Harry was a respected baseball broadcaster/ Only when he started drinking Budweisers in the booth did he start to become “fun loving”.

Harry would have been 100 today. Bet He and Ernie and Jack buck are getting ready to call a spring training game in Heaven! Hey!

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