Atlanta Braves mourns loss of announcer Skip Caray
The Braves family lost one of its
own on Sunday, when Skip Caray the longtime Atlanta Braves announcer passed
away. “Our baseball community has lost a legend today,” said Braves
president John Schuerholz. “The Braves family and Braves fans everywhere
will sadly miss him. Our thoughts are with his wife Paula and his
Turner Sports will
recognize the legacy of Skip Caray over the next several weeks on the Turner
family of networks which will include a remembrance during TNT’s coverage of
the 90th PGA Championship on Thurs., Aug. 7; a special feature on his legacy
during the Sunday MLB on TBS telecast on Sun., Aug. 10 and a tribute during the
Braves game telecast on Peachtree TV on Tues., Aug. 12, what would have been
Caray’s 69th birthday.
“We are deeply
saddened by the loss of Skip Caray, whose Hall of Fame-worthy career behind the
microphone was instrumental in the growth of Turner Sports from regional
telecaster to national sports broadcaster. While Skip’s work on our NBA and NFL
coverage was significant, his legendary calls and trademark wit on TBS baseball
are what resonated most with fans nationally and will not soon be forgotten.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Caray family,” says Turner Sports
President David Levy.