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MLB Network Presents: Harry Caray

Over Christmas Eve the MLB Network played a lot of their “MLB Network Presents” shows back-to-back. So, I recorded a bunch of them to watch later on. While sitting at home on Christmas day, I decided to go through a few of them and came across one on the late great Harry Caray.

I was fortunate enough to have heard Harry call a few games here and there. He was always fun to listen to. I wish I had been old enough to hear some of his games earlier on, but I’m still glad to have heard him.

Harry was a baseball lifer and a character that will never be forgotten. He ranks right up there with some of the others that I’d love to have had dinner with, and a few drinks afterwards. While watching the special on MLB Network, they played a short clip of his eulogy by his longtime friend Pete Vonachen. So, I had to go find it and thankfully YouTube came through once again.

It is a touching tribute to the guy who was always the life of the party. Vonachen leaves you teary eyed and laughing at the same time. I have always been one to think that funerals are a time to remember the good in people and to smile and talk about the good times. Yes they are sad and I’m not afraid to say I’ve shed a tear or two, but I love the funerals that leave you with a laugh or two. That is how I hope my funeral is one day. I want people to share good stories and have a laugh or two.

Harry Caray Eulogy

So here is the clip on YouTube of Vonachen’s eulogy. Holy cow it is a classic, just like Harry.

And if you haven’t seen the show on MLB Network, I highly recommend it. It is a very good series on different people and topics in the great game that we love.

About Eric Bynum
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

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