8/31 Harry Caray's new home

Harry Caray will officially have a new home base on Wednesday. The Cubs will rededicate the statue of the legendary Hall of Fame broadcaster in a ceremony prior to their game against the Pirates. The bronze is being moved from the corner of Addison and Sheffield streets to Sheffield and Waveland streets near the entrance to Wrigley Field’s bleachers.

Caray’s wife Dutchie will take part in the ceremony, starting at 12:15 p.m. CT. Harry passed away in February 1998. Also, the first 3,000 fans 21 years of age and older entering the bleachers for Wednesday’s game will receive a Harry Caray mask.

Harry’s statue is being moved to make room for a new bronze of Billy Williams, which will be placed at Addison and Sheffield and unveiled on Sept. 7. The statue actually already has been relocated.

Caray joined the Cubs broadcast team following the 1981 season and continued his White Sox practice of leading the home crowd in singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the seventh inning stretch. He was presented the Ford C. Frick award and enshrined into baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1989.

– Carrie Muskat

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