Sunday, August 3, 2008

Skip Caray: "Thanks For The Memories"

Long time Atlanta Braves announcer Skip Caray died Sunday at his Atlanta home at the age of 68. The second generation sportscaster had battled health problems for the past year or so but was doing better, although he was not feeling particularly well as of the last few days. Caray began doing Braves games in 1976, and was named Georgia Sportscaster of the Year six times.
He was named to the Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame in 2004. I'll always remember part of his famous call after the Braves World Series win in 1995: "Yes! Yes! Yes! The Atlanta Braves have given you a championship! Listen to this crowd!" Skip had witnessed and broadcast a lot of really bad Braves baseball over the years leading up to that call, so he certainly deserved to be at the mike for that moment. Thanks Skip, and tell "The Bud Man & Cubs Fan " hello for us!

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