Caray statue to get a new home

Caray statue to get a new home

CHICAGO -- Harry Caray gets 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 statue will be 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. Harry passed away in February 1998.

The first 3,000 fans who are 21 years of age and older that enter the bleachers for Wednesday's game will receive a Harry Caray mask.

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 with the Ford C. Frick award and enshrined into baseball's Hall of Fame in 1989.