Saturday, March 1, 2014

Harry Caray 100 -- March 1, 2014

Holy cow!  Harry Caray was born 100 years ago, on 01-March-1914.  Caray started announcing Saint Louis Cardinals (and Browns) games in 1945.  He was fired in 1969 and spent the 1970 season with the Oakland Athletics.  I don't remember that at all, but I have never paid much attention to the interloper Athletics.  He announced Chicago White Sox games from 1971 to 1980, and then went to the Cubs for the rest of his life.  He became nationally famous because WGN broadcast Cubs games across the country.  I remember his leading the crowd in "Take Me Out to the Ball Game."

 "My whole philosophy is to broadcast the way a fan would broadcast."

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