Harry Caray Biography
Birthday: March 1, 1914 (Pisces)
Born In: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Harry Caray was a well known American baseball broadcaster on radio and television. His tenure as the sports editor and news director for WKZO in Kalamazoo helped him to enrich his knowledge on the field of broadcasting. While working as a broadcaster for the St. Louis Cardinals on KMOX –TV and Radio, his commentary of baseball match earned him wide recognition for his innovative style of speaking. He developed his distinctive style of broadcasting by openly expressing his praise or disappointment for the performance of the players. During his stint as announcer with the Chicago Cubs, the cubs own television channel WGN became one of the top TV channels in the U.S. Harry was the recipient of Ford Frick Award for his contribution in the arena of broadcasting. He played a vital role in popularizing the song ‘Take me out to the Ball Game’ during seventh-inning stretch while working for the White Sox. During the 1950s and 1960s, he also worked as the announcer for Missouri Tigers football team, St. Louis Billikens basketball team and St. Louis Hawks basketball team. Apart from that, he also broadcast eight Cotton Bowl Classic games on radio. Besides broadcasting jobs, he owned a restaurant, Harry Caray’s.