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Harry Caray and his “tell-it-like-it-is” style of broadcasting has become as much of a symbol of the Cubs as the ivy that covers the center field wall at Wrigley Field. The Hall of Fame broadcaster covered four MLB teams during his career, beginning with a long tenure calling the games of the St. Louis Cardinals, Oakland Athletics and Chicago White Sox before landing as the announcer for the Chicago Cubs from 1982 until his sudden death in 1998.

The Cubs honored Harry by commissioning a statue in his memory in 1999. During a ceremony placing the statue by the bleachers entrance, Cubs Owner Tom Ricketts said of Harry:

“His spirit was truly, truly infectious…so it’s fitting that, as a Cub fan and a Bud man, and as a bleacher fan, that Harry will be here for years to come to welcome everyone that is coming into the bleachers.”

Harry is widely known for his trademark exclamation, “Holy Cow.” As he noted in interviews and in his autobiography Holy Cow!, Harry trained himself to use this expression to avoid any chance of using profanity on the air. And, before you leave, here’s a note from Harry:

"I think of the fans. . . That’s who I represent here today . . . You! The fans! They are the unsung heroes of our great game.” Excerpt from Harry Caray’s 1989 National Baseball Hall of Fame Ford C. Frick Award acceptance speech.
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