SPORTS : Harry Caray Wins Ford Frick Award


Harry Caray, one of baseball’s most flamboyant broadcasters for the last 44 years, today was named winner of the Ford Frick Award, presented annually by the baseball Hall of Fame.

Caray, who will be honored next July at the annual induction ceremonies, has been with the Chicago Cubs for the last seven seasons and is best known for standing in the press box and leading the fans in singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the seventh-inning stretch. Caray, who declines to give his age but is believed to be between 68 and 73, began his career with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1944, broadcasting their games for 44 years.