Longtime Atlanta Braves Announcer Skip Caray Passes Away at 68

John GarciaCorrespondent IAugust 3, 2008

Sunday has marked a sad day for baseball as it loses one of it's greats. Skip Caray died today during his sleep at the age of 68.

Caray's health has suffered all year due to his bout with diabetes. However, his passing has still come as a shock to all. 

"Our baseball community has lost a legend today," Atlanta Braves president JohnSchuerholz said. "The Braves family and Braves fans everywhere will sadly miss him. Our thoughts are with his wife Paula and his children."

Caray had followed in his father Harry Caray's footsteps as an excellent broadcaster, earning himself a spot in the Braves Hall of Fame. Caray's two sons, Chip and Josh, are also Braves broadcasters, Chip is on TBS while Josh does Brave's minor league games.

Caray was in his 33rd season as a Brave's announcer.