Caray was a larger-than-life figure who loved the game and broadcast it with enthusiasm. He was respected by colleagues for his play-by-play ability but unlike many sportscasters, he never hesitated to editorialize. Now if he could only hit it that far. Caray kept his early life shrouded in mystery.
Early Years & Education
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Baseball Almanac is pleased to present an unprecedented collection of baseball related quotations spoken by Harry Caray and about Harry Caray. I've been on borrowed time for years. You know my old saying: live it up, the meter's running. I've always said that if you don't have fun while you're here, then it's your fault.
Louis, Missouri , U. After failing to become a professional baseball player out of high school , Caray sold gym equipment before turning his eye to broadcasting. In he got his first job calling minor league games for a radio station in Joliet , Illinois.
October 9, by retrosimba. Harry Caray built a broadcast career in St. Louis based on baseball and beer, but his relationship with the Anheuser-Busch brewery became as flat as a cup of Budweiser left outside in the summer sun. On Oct. They actually made me feel kind of good.