In Chicago, Harry was a larger-than-life symbol of baseball and like all Chicagoans, I valued him not only for his contributions to the game but also his love and zest for life. ... Nobody could sing 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game' like he could. And I hope he's doing a seventh-inning rendition in heaven. First Lady Hillary Clinton, on Harry Caray, Feb 18, 1998
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|Harry Caray's career began in 1945 with the St-Louis Cardinals. He satyed with them until 1969. He spent the 1970 season doing games in Oakland and then became the voice of the Chicago White Sox in 1971. He remained with the White Sox for 11 years. In 1982, he went to the Chicago Cubs. On the year of his death, he would have been with them for 16 years. It would have also been his 54th year in broadcasting. He had a distinctive voice. He used "sayings" such as "Holy Cow!" and "Cubs Win!, Cubs Win!".In later years, he became best known for his off-key warbling of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," during the seventh-inning stretch of White Sox, then Cubs games.|
"Take me out to the BallGame" sung by Harry Caray. "Na Na, Hey Hey(Kiss Him Goodbye)
Harry died on Wednesday February 18th, 1998, at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage where he had been hospitalized after suffering a heart attack four days earlier in a local nightclub while celebrating Valentine's Day with his wife Dutchie. In addition to his wife and two sons, Caray is survived by three daughters, Pat, Elizabeth and Michelle; three stepsons, Mark, Roger and Donald; two stepdaughters, Gloria and Elizabeth; 14 grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
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