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A look at the history of the Chicago Cubs, from the early championships to the team as we know today. Complete with historic videos and photos, links, and more.

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3) The Hiring of Harry Caray - Best Calls  

Yes. This is one of the top ten “better than a lifetime of free pizza” moments in Cubs history. At times during the 1980s and 1990s it seemed like Harry was the face of Chicago Cubs baseball, more so than Sammy Sosa, Ryne Sandberg, Andre Dawson or Rick Reuschel. Harry made baseball fun for anyone listening to WGN radio or watching the games on WGN TV. Harry was not technically the best baseball announcer ever. I think that honor should go to Vin Scully, but Harry has always been more fun to listen to or watch. He loved the Cubs and he let that love show. That was a great trademark of his. For anyone attending Cubs games regularly in the 80s and 90s, you know the game would not have been the same without his traditional rendition of “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” during the 7th inning stretch. The games also wouldn’t have been the same on TV without Harry urging Arnie Harris to get some good “hat shots” or his spelling names backwards. Harry…. we miss you! Obtained from PizzaSpotz.com

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