Tuesday August 11, 2008
ATLANTA (AP) -- Late Atlanta Braves broadcaster Skip Caray might
have had something funny and sarcastic to say about Governor Perdue
and others who lined up to remember him today. But Caray probably would have had something nice to say about the fans who came to listen.
In Perdue's words, "He was one incredible voice." The public
tribute drew about 1,000 people to Turner Field.
Caray died at his home on August 3rd. He would have celebrated
his 69th birthday today -- one day shy of the four-year anniversary
of his induction into the Braves Hall of Fame.
Braves chairman Terry McGuirk, pitcher John Smoltz, Caray's
longtime broadcast partners Pete Van Wieren and Joe Simpson and his
son, Chip Caray, also spoke at the memorial.
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