Harry Caray is gone but his big sunglasses remains at Navy Pier

May 17th, 2009 - 7:21 pm ICT by GD  

This summer Navy Pier will not be the same as the other summers that have gone by. All credit goes to the action Friday by the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority because of whom those famous and big Harry Caray sunglasses will be popping up aging at the, Navy Pier restaurant.

The restaurant that has been named after the famous Cub’s announcer, Harry Caray will be replacing the former Be-Pop of Joe. The two boards, Exposition Authority and the Metropolitan Pier, that runs the Navy Pier finally gave in, approving the Harry Caray’s over competing bids.

Harry Caray, the legendary announcer and broadcaster of four Major League Baseball teams was born in the year 1914, on the 1st of March as Harry Christopher Carabina in St. Louis Missouri.

Harry’s career as an announcer began with the St. Louis Cardinals and came to an end with the Chicago Cubs. In between, he was also with the Oakland Athletics for a year and the Chicago White Sox, with whom he was for more than a decade, in fact, he was the announcer of the White Sox for 11 years.

Caray’s first break came in the year 1945, when he landed a job with the St. Louis Cardinal and from then on there was no looking back. Though there were up and downs, but in the long run Harry kept on improving and doing better.

Harry died on the Valentine’s Day of the year 1999, when he suddenly collapsed while celebrating the Valentine’s Day with his wife Dutchie at the Rancho Mirage restaurant.

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