20th Annual Worldwide Toast to Harry Caray
It’s the 20th Annual Worldwide Toast to Harry Caray on Thursday, February 15, 2018.
Come out to Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse in River North (33 West Kinzie) and raise a Budweiser to toast legendary Hall of Fame baseball announcer Harry Caray!
The Roe Conn Show with Anna Davlantes will broadcast live from 4pm to 7pm. Official toast time is 6:30pm.
The theme of this year’s Toast is Space, The Infinite Frontier, a nod to Will Ferrell’s Harry Caray SNL skit and also because space movies like Armageddon, Deep Impact and Star Trek dominated at the box office in 1998.
Baseball Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg will lead the Toast at 6:30pm with a rousing rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”. Several unique items and artifacts will be on display including the Harry Caray costume from Will Ferrell’s SNL skits, moon rocks and meteorites from the Adler Planetarium, Star Trek memorabilia and more. Fans are invited to dress in astronaut and alien outfits.
Fans who are not able to join for the ceremony can listen live on WGN Radio 720 AM in the Chicagoland area or tune in online at wgnradio.com from anywhere in the world to raise a glass to Harry at 6:30pm CST! Tweet or Instagram your toast using #ToastToHarry and @HarryCarays.
About the Toast to Harry Caray
As is tradition every year, fans around the world will raise a drink to the memory of Harry Caray. Over the years, more than five million fans from all 50 states and over 200 countries have joined in the annual tribute to the baseball broadcaster. Harry, who was known to fans as the Cub Fan Bud Man, estimated that he consumed over 73,000 Budweisers during his lifetime. Numerous celebrities have joined in the tribute over the years. See more information about the event at facebook.com/ToastToHarry.