08/13/08 8:06 PM ET
Braves unveil Caray Broadcast Booth
Announcer's memory will remain in fans' hearts, Turner Field
By Mark Bowman / MLB.com
During a pregame ceremony before the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Cubs, the Braves unveiled a sign under the home television booth that reads: "Skip Caray Broadcast Booth."
At the same time, they presented the Caray family with a framed Braves jersey that had the "Caray" name above the No. 1. On the right sleeve was a patch that read "Skip."
The Braves will wear this patch on their right sleeves throughout the remainder of this season.
Caray, who passed away on Aug. 3, served as a Braves broadcaster for 33 seasons. Highlights of his career were shown between innings throughout Wednesday night's game.
Six of Caray's seven grandchildren threw out Wednesday night's ceremonial first pitch to a group of Braves that included Jeff Francoeur, Kelly Johnson, John Smoltz, first-base coach Glenn Hubbard, Will Ohman and Tom Glavine.
While speaking to Wednesday's crowd, which was full of Cubs fans who adored Skip's father, Harry Caray, Braves broadcaster Chip Caray expressed thanks for support that has been shown by fans and friends since his father's passing.
"Thank you," Caray said. "You have made this week bearable."
Caray's final broadcast came during the 9-4 win the Braves claimed over the Cardinals on July 31. His father began his Hall of Fame career with the Cardinals before moving to Chicago, where he broadcast both White Sox and Cubs games.
Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.