The Legendary Harry Caray: Baseball’s Greatest Salesman

Don Zminda (BSJ70)

In “The Legendary Harry Caray: Baseball’s Greatest Salesman,” Zminda delivers the first full-length biography of Caray since the broadcaster’s death in 1998. It includes details of Caray’s orphaned childhood, his 25 years as the voice of the St. Louis Cardinals, his tempestuous 12 years broadcasting games for the Chicago White Sox, and the 16 years he broadcast for the Chicago Cubs while also becoming a nationally-known celebrity. Interviews with significant figures from Caray’s life are woven throughout, from his widow Dutchie and grandson Chip to broadcasters Bob Costas, Thom Brennaman, Dewayne Staats, Pat Hughes, and more.