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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.

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