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Where's Harry?: Steve Stone Remembers 25 Years with Harry Caray Hardcover – April 1, 1999

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Innocuous anecdotes and remembrances abound in this valentine to the legendary sports broadcaster Harry Caray. Stone worked alongside Caray for 15 years, offering color commentary for Chicago Cubs baseball games, until Caray's death in February 1998. Stone obviously enjoyed the experience, deferring to Caray's antics and malapropisms the way one would an eccentric uncle or spoiledbut talentedchild. Stone claims in the introduction that he wanted to give a clearer picture of Caray the man, rather than Caray the broadcaster, but the book, co-written with Rozner (a sports columnist and co-author of Ryne Sandberg's autobiography Second to Home, not reviewed) avoids deep insight or controversy by offering sketchy biographic facts about Caray: he was born Harry Christopher Carabina, was orphaned at a young age, grew up impoverished, and had an active nightlife, three marriages, and health problems. The books focus is on snapshots of Caray at work and at play (often with stars, from Mickey Mantle to Elvis). The most amusing stories demonstrate Caray's abilities as master showman and promoter in the broadcast booth (he mentioned as many fans' names as possible in order to ``make some friends and sell more tickets and get better ratings''). And while Caray-isms (such as ``There's danger here Cheri!'' or ``The big possum walks late'') may not be as famous as Yogi Berra-isms (although Caray is credited here with originating the ``Holy Cow'' cry), they do demonstrate Caray's charm and help explain his enormous popularity. Where's Harry? (the often-asked question Stone would get from fans), though not a definitive biography, will appeal to fans of Caray and baseball who want to relax one last time with a genuine character of the game, and perhaps hum Caray's signature song, ``Take Me Out to the Ball Game,'' after they're done. The foreword is by Bob Costas. (photos, not seen) -- Copyright ©1999, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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...without question a book worth reading. (Chicago Sun-Times)

Caray's sidekick cuts loose with dozens of hilarious and incredible tales of Chicago's most popular sports personality. (USA Today Baseball Weekly)

...captures the fun, nostalgia, and occasional plain silliness that baseball is all about...qualifies as a great baseball book. If you loved Harry, or if you love baseball, read it. (Chicago Tribune)

...will appeal to fans of Caray and baseball who want to relax one last time with a genuine character of the game, and perhaps hum Caray's signature song, 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game,' after they're done. (Kirkus Reviews)

'Life with Harry was certainly never dull,' Steve Stone writes, and he proves the point in his anecdotal biography of the legendary sportscaster Harry Caray. (Peggy Constantine The New York Times Book Review)

I hate to use an old cliche, but you can't put it down. (Jim Riggs Jamestown Post-Journal)
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing; First Edition edition (April 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0878332332
  • ISBN-13: 978-0878332335
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.9 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #282,389 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Thomas Stamper VINE VOICE on June 13, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I wasn't a Cub fan growing up, but I watched the WGN games almost everyday in the summer and I came to enjoy the broadcast team of Harry and Steve. Steve Stone is one of the most underrated broadcasters on television and the anecdotes he provides for the book are truly gems.
Steve loved Harry quite a bit, and blasts former Cub play by play man Milo Hamilton who was particularly ugly to Harry before and after his death. But the subtext of the early chapters is that Harry had some flaws, and Harry and Steve had their ups and downs during their career together. It would have been easy to gloss over that reality, but it's a credit to Stone that he paints a very human picture of a baseball legend.
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Steve Stone's book helps the average Cubs fan better understand where Harry came from. There were great stories I never heard (Michael Jordon at Wrigley refusing to go up to the booth: "I don't want Harry introducing me as Michael Jackson") and great insights into why Harry acted as he did. He was human but always respected and revered the game of baseball, even when the Cubs had bad years. I don't think Harry will ever be forgotten.
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Steve Stone was Harry Carey's straight man for many years. In a sense, he was Harry's Norton. In this book, he tells the shadow's story, including the ups and down.
On the humorous side, Steve discusses Harry's struggle to remember names, and how he tormented Arnie (the producer) with his requests.
Steve also paints the image of Harry the promoter, explaining how in his way, Harry promoted the character that Steve was to play on the air. Stone also admits that he owes his job in many ways to Harry. That they stayed together for 15 years is a tribute to a partnership that in many ways seemed like a marriage.
Some of the things you may not know... With only a very rare exception, he didn't drink on TV, but kept the Bud glass a plug for his sponsors. That he always paid when we went out, even though he'd plug his favorite watering holes.
Steve also covers the dark side of Harry - how he handled grudges. How he'd insist on being the prima donna. Their petty fights, and how they'd get over them. His ostracism and eventual reconciliation with his family.
In the end, you're left with both a fitting and realistic picture of the icon.
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Don't think that you need to be a Cubs' fan to enjoy this book.
I actually chose to read this book for a class paper on great American journalists. I had a hard time convincing my professor that Harry was indeed a journalist and not simply an entertainer. After thoroughly enjoying this book, I think I convinced the prof - I got a 99% on the paper.
If you have a love for the game of baseball, you will surely find this book entertaining. As someone now in sports communications with a professional baseball team, I recommend this book to all my co-workers. It's a great way to learn about aspects of the game that most fans would never know about - and it's about a guy everyone feels they already know.
Perhaps one of the most disappointing things about biographies is that they somehow tarnish the memory or reputation of the book's subject. This book will simply make you love Harry even more.
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I absolutely loved this book! I couldn't put it down. Not only did it bring back some wonderful memories, but I found myself laughing out loud almost constantly. Steve Stone did a wonderful job. Thank you Steve for sharing your stories with us!
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By A Customer on December 4, 1999
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I absolutely loved this book. I laughed, I cried and then did some more laughing. Even if you are not a die hard Cubs fan, this is one book you must have. Steve Stone did a great job showing us the side of Harry we didn't get to see.
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I grew up watching baseball on WGN-TV during the Jack Brickhouse era. Back then WGN only telecast the home games, and so I was dependent on WGN radio for the away games. Jack Quinlain was simply the best. (It's too bad his career was cut short because of his untimely death in an auto accident in spring training in the mid-1960s). Having moved away from the Chicago area in my twenties, I could no longer listen to Cubs' baseball on a regular basis until 1986, when I was finally able to get WGN on cable. By then, Harry Caray had long since replaced Jack Brickhouse. Quite frankly, Caray took some getting used to.

His constantly clearing his throat, his mispronunciation of names, the phrases he used over and over ("Summer resort weather in Chicago," "There's trouble here, Cheri," "Honesty compels me to say . . ."). I immediately decided that the bland but predictable Jack Brickhouse was far superior to Harry. However, over the years, even though I never came to regard Harry as a great announcer, he grew on me.

Then, a few years after Caray's death, while perusing the sports section in a bookstore, I came across Steve Stone's memoir of his years with Harry. I couldn't put the book down. I bought a copy, took it home, and read it cover to cover. Stone tells the story of his years as Harry's sidekick in a way that is at once funny, poignant, and even loving. In so doing, he reveals a side of Harry that did not fully come through on the air. This alone is worth the price of the book.

However, the humorous anecdotes, told by Stone in a way that makes them even funnier, also make the book worth reading.
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