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Atlanta Braves Lose Broadcaster Skip Caray

KP WeeSenior Writer IAugust 3, 2008

In the midst of another bad season, the Atlanta Braves suffered yet another loss.

No, this time it wasn't a loss in the standings, or another key player going down to injury.

Nope. The Braves have lost long-time broadcaster Skip Caray.

Caray, 68, was in his 33rd season broadcasting Braves games, and passed away in his sleep early Sunday morning.

Caray was the son of legendary Cubs' broadcaster Harry Caray, and the father of TBS's Chip Caray.

Skip Caray was perhaps best known for the following call in the Braves' thrilling Game Seven victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1992 NLCS:

The 2-1. Swung, line drive left field! One run is in! Here comes (Sid) Bream! Here's the throw to the plate! He is... safe! Braves win! Braves win! Braves win! Braves win! Braves win!

During the Braves' heyday in the 1990s, Caray was heard throughout North America because "Atlanta Braves baseball" was for years on TBS.

In 2003, Caray was honored by the Braves as he was inducted into the team's Hall of Fame.

The Braves truly lost another great one.

Rest in peace, Skip Caray.

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