Harry Caray (b. Harry Christopher Carabina, (March 1, 1914, St. Louis, Missouri – d. February 18, 1998, Rancho Mirage, California) was an American radio and TV broadcaster for four Major League Baseball teams, beginning with a long tenure doing the games of the St. Louis Cardinals and ending as the announcer for the Chicago Cubs, both of the National League, in between which he also served time as the announcer for the Oakland Athletics (for one year) and the Chicago White Sox (for eleven years).
I really don't get it. What was so special about this guy? He was instrumental in turning the Cubs, the team he's most closely associated with, into a fluffball team. He sang terrible off-key renditions of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." That this guy was given his own statue at Wrigley Field before Ernie Banks is unjust and nonsensical - and I'm a White Sox fan!