Skip Caray

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Skip Caray
Harry Christopher Caray, Jr.

(1939-08-12)August 12, 1939
DiedAugust 3, 2008(2008-08-03) (aged 68)[1]
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Spouse(s)Paula Caray
(m. 1976–2008; his death)
ChildrenChip, Cindy, Shayelyn and Josh
Parent(s)Harry Caray

Harry Christopher "Skip" Caray, Jr. (August 12, 1939 – August 3, 2008) was an American sportscaster. He was best known for calling games for the Atlanta Braves. He also called games for the Atlanta Flames and Atlanta Hawks. He called basketball games in St. Louis for the Hawks and Billkens men's basketball team before the Hawks moved to Atlanta. He is the father of Chip Caray and the son of Harry Caray. In 2000, Caray was hired by NBC to do play-by-play for Major League Baseball's American League division series. He filled in for Bob Costas who had just done the 2000 Summer Olympics. Caray also called Braves games on TBS. Outside of baseball, he has called college football, college basketball, NBA and NFL games for TNT and TBS.

Caray was the first play-by-play announcer for TNT Sunday Night Football.

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  1. "Funeral services for Braves announcer Skip Caray". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 2 October 2012.