There is no more beloved broadcaster in Chicago sports history and arguably no more recognizable broadcaster in the country than Harry Caray. Tuesday night, the long-time voice of the Cubs and White Sox will be the focus of a MLB Network documentary.
“Holy Cow!” premiers at 8 p.m. and documents the entire career of the iconic broadcaster. In it, fellow broadcasters, players, family members and fans are interviewed to fully depict who Caray was.
Holy Cow includes interviews with Braves broadcaster and Harry’s grandson, Chip Caray, and Harry’s widow, Dutchie Caray, plus baseball broadcasters Joe Buck, Bob Costas, Pat Hughes, Tim McCarver, Steve Stone and Rick Sutcliffe. Former Cubs president John McDonough, Chicago columnist Rick Kogan and Chicago comedians Tom Dreesen and Jeff Garlin also appear.
Caray is remembered by fans for any number of reasons, from his willingness to call out his own team, to his enjoyment of adult beverages or just his general friendly personality.
While their will almost certainly never be a broadcaster allowed to act like Caray did and, in turn, grow a following the way he did.
The documentary comes 18 years to the month since Caray passed away. Since then, the Cubs have continued to honor Caray with a statue outside the stadium, a logo of his face above the television booth and the continued singing of Take Me Out To The Ballgame.
Twice during the Cubs 2015 season, once when the bleachers were fully reopened and again during the playoffs, the Cubs used a video montage of Caray singing the stretch as fans sang along.
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