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Cubs rededicate Harry Caray statue

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CHICAGO (AP)

The Chicago Cubs rededicated a statue of late broadcaster Harry Caray outside Wrigley Field on Wednesday.

The ceremony was held before Chicago's home game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Caray's wife, Dutchie Caray, was among those on hand.

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The statue is located outside the entrance to Wrigley Field's bleachers and features the Hall of Fame announcer leading crowds in a rendition of ''Take Me Out to the Ball Game.''

Caray's statue was rededicated at Sheffield and Waveland Avenues. It previously was located at Sheffield Avenue and Addison Street, where a new statue of Cubs Hall of Famer Billy Williams will be placed.

''The statue looks wonderful and I'm very happy with the outcome,'' Dutchie Caray said. ''To my knowledge, Harry was the first broadcaster to call a game from the bleachers, and for that matter the first — and probably the only — to ever take a shower out there.''

Caray once broadcast for the Chicago White Sox, who had a shower installed in the center-field bleachers at old Comiskey Park.

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