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Skip Caray
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  • The 2007 Major League Baseball season marks Caray’s 32nd year calling games for the Atlanta Braves on TBS.

  • Caray also served as an analyst for Atlanta Braves coverage for seven years on Turner South, the former Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s regional entertainment network which was sold in 2006.

  • In 2004, Caray was inducted into the Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame, along with fellow Braves announcer Pete Van Wieren.

  • He joined Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS) in 1972 as the voice of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks and was added to the Braves telecasts in 1976.

  • He was play-by-play announcer for the first two seasons (1990 and 1991) of TNT's Sunday night NFL coverage and served as play-by-play announcer for baseball on TBS' coverage of the 1990 Goodwill Games.
CAREER

  • Caray served as the play-by-play announcer for NBC's Major League Baseball Playoff coverage in 2000.

  • Caray came to broadcasting naturally as the son of Harry Caray, the former Chicago Cubs Hall-of-Fame play-by-play announcer. He began his broadcasting career at KMOX-Radio in St. Louis, MO, as host of a 15-minute high school sports show and as a sportscaster for high school basketball games. He later joined his father as a color commentator for University of Missouri football.

  • He began broadcasting baseball for the Tulsa Oilers of the Southern League in 1963. He also has announced for the Atlanta Crackers in baseball's Southern League and basketball for St. Louis University. He joined the NBA’s St. Louis Hawks broadcasting team in 1967, moving to Atlanta with the team the following year.

  • Caray has called everything from Goodwill Games baseball and motoball to primetime college football and Atlanta Flames hockey.

  • He has been recognized with six Georgia Sportscaster-of-the Year awards from the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association, as well as a Georgia-area Emmy was nominated for a 1994 CableACE Award in the Sports Play-By-Play category.
PERSONAL

  • In 2000, Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell, declared July 30th "Skip Caray and Pete Van Wieren Day” in honor of their 25 years of broadcasting with the Braves.

  • Devotes many hours to volunteer work, serving as a board member of Camp Twin Lakes, a camp for children with special needs and works with the Hemophilia Association.

  • Caray was born in St. Louis, MO. He is a graduate of The University of Missouri, with honors in journalism.
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