ATLANTA — Longtime Atlanta Braves announcer Chip Caray is officially taking over as the play-by-player announcer for the St. Louis Cardinals broadcast team.
Bally Sports Midwest announced Caray’s new position on Monday. Caray is a St. Louis native and the grandson of Hall of Fame broadcaster Harry Caray who called games for the Cardinals.
Caray joined his father, Skip Caray, broadcasting games for the Braves in 2005 and became the team’s TV play-by-play broadcaster in 2007 when his dad moved to radio full-time.
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Caray’s son Chris, who is also carrying on the family’s business with his twin brother Stefan, shared a letter from Caray on Twitter Monday night thank Braves country for their support over the years.
“Two decades is a long time, and we’ve been through a lot TOGETHER! For the last 18 seasons, you have welcomed me into your homes every night to talk Braves baseball. You embraced me in Atlanta and allowed me to join an historic broadcast team and booth. Your kindness, encouragement and the memories we shared will last a lifetime. For me it wasn’t just ‘For the A.’ It was always for YOU.”
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Caray goes on to write how honored he was to work with Bobby Cox, Brian Snitker and past and present Braves players. He also thanked his work family for their “teamwork, passion, chemistry, fun and tireless drive for excellence.”
He ends his note thanking his wife Susan and their four children for allowing him to follow his dream.
“Susan, thank you for being the world’s greatest partner. And kids, thank you for allowing me to be your dad...there is no greater honor.”
Bally Sports South and the Atlanta Braves have not announced yet who will replace Caray in the booth. The 2023 season would be the first since 1976 to not feature a member of the Caray family on the radio or TV broadcast team.
My Dad doesn’t have Twitter. From Chip Caray: Braves Country, Thank You! #ForTheA pic.twitter.com/iGGP7TrA21— Chris Caray (@ChrisCaray) January 30, 2023
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