BASEBALL / DAILY REPORT : AROUND THE MAJOR LEAGUES : Harry Caray Returns to Broadcast Booth

Associated Press

Harry Caray returned to Wrigley Field, his first appearance in the broadcast booth in nearly a month, saying he feels good but that he will not make a trip until September.

"I've been lying on my back, not able to do anything or say anything," said Caray, 74, who was hospitalized after falling June 23 in Miami when he was overcome by the heat.

Caray, who doctors found had an irregular heartbeat, was the center of attention before the Cubs' 7-6 victory over Cincinnati, greeted by cheering fans as his limousine pulled up outside Wrigley Field. He has not attended a home game since June 12, the day before Ryne Sandberg announced his retirement.


Tony Tarasco of the Atlanta Braves sprained his neck making an awkward dive while stealing second base against the St. Louis Cardinals. He was removed on a stretcher in the first inning of the second game of a doubleheader at St. Louis and was released from Jewish Hospital a little more than an hour later. After walking with two out, Tarasco appeared to hit his head on the bag as he went into second base. The game was delayed for several minutes while trainers applied a neck brace and carried him off the field. . . . Umpire Ken Kaiser, making his first appearance since being injured in a Boston traffic accident nearly two months ago, aggravated a neck injury and had to leave during the second inning the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Boston Red Sox. Red Sox trainer Charlie Moss said that Kaiser, the home plate umpire, apparently aggravated the injury when he twisted his neck on a foul ball. Moss said that Kaiser complained of weakness and pain in his left shoulder and neck and is doubtful for the remainder of the weekend series.

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