Chicago, Illinois: Harry Caray Beer and Dead Goat TributesThe statue depicts a gargantuan Caray rising out of a tiny stadium, thrusting a microphone forward. Tiny human heads seem to be bubbling out of his legs.
Harry Carey Statue
- 1060 West Addison St., Chicago, IL
- Addison St. and Sheffield St., in front of Wrigley Field.
- Home games. (Call to verify)
Visitor Tips and News About Harry Caray Beer and Dead Goat Tributes
The statue is right near Murphy's bar.....corner of North Sheffield and W Waveland Ave. (what would be the back of the bleacher seats in outfield).[Bette, 08/06/2012]
That's what we needed to explain the beer-can-in-hand gag -- context!
Tribute to the late Harry Caray. Even has the infamous glasses. Under the scoreboard at Wrigley.[Masten Williams, 07/03/2011]
Harry Caray's statue at Wrigley Field has been moved from his original spot on Addison and Sheffield to his new home in front of the bleachers. Hall Of Fame Outfielder Billy Williams statue was placed were Harry's used to be.[Vinny Gragg, 11/29/2010]
The statue of TV and radio sportscaster Harry Caray has again become the target of apparent believers of the Billy Goat Curse. A dead goat was found on April 13, 2009 hanging from a rope attached to an arm of the Caray bronze, which stands outside Wrigley Field.
The statue, first erected in 1999, depicts a gargantuan Caray rising out of a tiny stadium, thrusting a microphone forward with one hand and gesturing with the other. A bunch of tiny human heads seem to be bubbling out of his legs. The statue has been a popular repository for beer cans thrust by fans into the hands of the dead media figure. But the Billy Goat Curse, cast on the Cubs by a disgruntled fan in 1945 (with a pet goat denied a seat at a game), has apparently inspired the latest incident. In 2007 another dead goat was hung on Caray.
Caray died in 1998.[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 04/13/2009]
According to an AP report, fans at Chicago's Wrigley Field have been honoring dead announcer Harry Caray by jamming beer cans into the outstretched hand of his bronze statue. Caray died last year; the 7-foot statue has been receiving alcoholic tributes since opening day.... [05/02/1999] Complete News Story