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 Harry Caray

Harry Caray

Birth
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Death 18 Feb 1998 (aged 83)
Rancho Mirage, Riverside County, California, USA
Burial Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Plot Section 42W, Block 22, Lot 13, Grave 4
Memorial ID 2492 · View Source
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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 A‚s 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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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2492
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harry Caray (1 Mar 1914–18 Feb 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2492, citing All Saints Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .