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Harry Caray
Birth: Mar. 1, 1914
Death: Feb. 18, 1998

Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Sportscaster. He was born Harry Christopher Carabina in St. Louis, Missouri on March 1, 1914 and was orphaned by age of 10. Caray played semi-pro baseball before beginning his career in broadcasting. Caray learned his craft at stations in Joliet and Kalamazoo, Michigan, eventually doing the play-by-play for the St. Louis Hawks and the University of Missouri football team. While working at WKZO in Kalamazoo, Caray worked with a young talented newscaster named Paul Harvey. Caray spent twenty-five years in St. Louis leaving in 1970 after a dispute with the team owners. Caray broadcast for a year with the Oakland As and after ten years with the Chicago White Sox joined the Cubs in 1982 becoming a national celebrity with the success of WGN. Harry Caray was a broadcaster for 53 years from 1945 to 1998. Harry was named broadcaster of the year seven times by Sporting News. Harry was inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame's broadcasters' wing in 1989 and into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1990. Harry Caray collapsed at a Rancho Mirage, California, nightclub after a Valentine's Day dinner with his wife. After spending four days in a coma, Caray succumbed shortly after being removed from life-support. (bio by: Eran Bair) 
 
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  Marian C. Binkin Caray (1924 - 2010)*
 
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Burial:
All Saints Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum
Des Plaines
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section 42W, Block 22
GPS (lat/lon): 42.06087, -87.89837
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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- Ryan Curtis
 Added: Aug. 3, 2014
Rest in heavenly peace, Harry.
- Patrick Flahive
 Added: Jul. 22, 2014
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