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In Memory of Harry Caray...

posted Apr 13, 2009, 3:17 PM by Steven Seagal   [ updated Apr 13, 2009, 4:08 PM ]
As I'm sure you all know by now, today is the 4,072th day since the death of the most prolific baseball announcer ever to be named Harry.  Caray was the lead announcer for the St. Louis Cardinals for 25 years before he was unceremoniously fired for banging the owner's (August A. Busch, Jr. - yes, that Busch) daughter.  Caray was replaced by Jack Buck, father of infamous douchebag Joe Buck.  Caray ended his career with the Cubs (having announced for a time with the Oakland A's and Chicago White Sox), where he earned the nickname The Mayor of Rush Street for his affinity for frequenting the tavern-packed neighborhood and (according to wikipedia) "his well-known taste for Budweiser," a taste which presumably dates back to his late Cardinals days.  Regardless of what you thought of Caray's unmistakable style, one thing is clear - baseball has never, or will never, know a more beloved Harry.

The Mayor of Rush Street, immortalized outside of Wrigley Field - where he was known for pounding a different Busch product than earlier in his broadcasting career.