Radio/Green Apples Placed on Harry’s Caray’s Grave for World Series
The following story is courtesy of "The Mouth" and Jockline Daily
A quarter century ago the iconic Cubs announcer Harry Caray said: “Sure as God made green apples, someday the Chicago Cubs are going to be in the World Series.” Now his Des Plaines grave site is filled with green apples along with a radio (at bottom of headstone) courtesy of his son-in-law, Coley Newell. According to WBBM, that prophecy came true Wednesday night when the Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians in Game 7 of the World Series. Now, Caray’s gravesite at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines is surrounded by hundreds of green apples.
Newell says he saw that somebody had brought some green apples. “And that was a really nice touch. So, for Game 6, I bought a case of green apples. I bought some wooden bushels,” he says. “And the Cubs did so well in Game 6, I figured we’ve got to step it up a notch. So, I bought another four cases of apples, just hoping the mojo worked.” Newell says he also arranged with cemetery groundskeeper to hook up a radio at Caray’s gravesite and to have it turned on before every World Series game. “We’d go through the same thing for seven different days,” he says Newell talks with a Chicago reporter about this. Here it HERE