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Braves announcer Caray dies

August 04, 2008|From the Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Skip Caray, a voice of the Atlanta Braves for 33 years and part of a family line of baseball broadcasters that included Hall of Famer Harry Caray, died in his sleep at home on Sunday, the team said. He was 68.

The cause of death was not immediately known, but various health problems had limited Caray to calling only Braves home games this season.

"We've all lost a very good friend," Braves Manager Bobby Cox said. "For me, he was a good buddy -- at the park and away from the park."

Caray's father was Harry Caray, the longtime voice of the Chicago Cubs. Skip Caray's son, Chip, is also part of the Braves broadcast team.

Caray's sarcastic wit made him popular in Atlanta, and his fame grew nationally as TBS carried Braves games to a national audience for 30 years.

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