“All Right! Lemme Hear Ya!”

Today marks the 13th anniversary of the passing of Harry Caray. Caray was one of baseball’s most beloved voices and the true voice of Chicago baseball. To outsiders of Chicago, Caray was strictly the voice of the Cubs. What a lot of people don’t realize is that while Caray may have been the voice of the Cubs for 15 years, before that, he was the voice of the White Sox for ten years. Caray served the broadcasting community for more then 50 years.

Caray’s loved the game of baseball. He loved his Cubbies and was one of the few broadcasters who wasn’t afraid to show his true loyalties in the booth. While he may have drawn criticism for his bias from national media members, it only made the city of Chicago love him more. His famous “Holy Cow!” calls and 7th Inning stretch renditions of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” are still cherished memories to Cubs fans everywhere. Caray became so popular nationally that Will Ferell even parodied Caray in some of his sketches for Saturday Night Live in the ‘90s and ‘00s. Below are a few of the more famous sketches for your enjoyment. Rest in peace Harry.

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