Holy Cow! Harry Caray Statue Vandalized

UPDATED 02/07/11 10:01 a.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) – A statue of famed Chicago Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray was defaced Sunday in yet another bizarre incident surrounding the Wrigleyville memorial.

Chicago Cubs spokesman Peter Chase said staff learned of the graffiti Sunday afternoon.

Chase said most of the white spray paint that appeared on Sunday has been removed by 8 p.m. The graffiti said “Sox” and a second, illegible word. Chase says the team is trying to find out any details about the defacement.

The statue has been vandalized in the past. A dead goat was found hanging from the statue prior to the 2009 home opener. A similar incident occurred in 2007, in what many perceived as a bizarre attempt to lift the notorious Billy Goat curse.

It was also damaged in November when a worker ran an equipment vehicle into the monument while converting the field for a college football game. The accident left a sizable crack in the granite base.

The statue was originally at Sheffield Avenue and Addison Street, but was moved a block north in September 2010 to North Sheffield and West Waveland avenues to make room for a statue of Hall of Fame Cub Billy Williams.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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  • Otis - the town drunk

    whats wrong with drunks ?
    bring back jimmy pearsal !
    peeing on harrys grave ?
    ya think he hasn’t peed on himself
    before ?

  • Shoop

    I have a feeling you’re a Sox fan… Harry was a Sox broadcaster before he wised up and headed north to friendlier confines.
    I don’t see Cub fans defacing the Cell…

    • StupidPeopleFTW

      KInda hard to deface a steaming pile.

  • bdc

    Brickhouse was a class act, Harry was more of the working class hero.
    both loved the cubs, both drank, both are dead. let then rest in peace.
    worry more about the cubs playing the game that their payed to do and do well.
    when they stop acking like spoiled little kids.

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  • Wayne Buckner

    For an look at the vandalized base go to: http://www.TheWrigleyBlog.com

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