Harry Caray Statue Vandalized With ‘Sox’ Graffiti

It’s been a rough couple of months for the Harry Caray statue that sits outside Wrigley Field. First it was moved to a different location in favor of a Billy Williams statue, over the course of the move it was damaged.

Now, the statue that sits in its new location on the corner of Sheffield and Waveland has been vandalized.

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

It’s not the first time the bronze statue has been vandalized. Chicago police removed a dead goat carcass found hanging around it in October 2007.

The statue previously was at Sheffield Avenue and Addison Street. But it was moved to make room for a new statue of Cubs Hall of Famer Billy Williams. Now the Harry Caray statue is outside the entrance to Wrigley Field’s bleachers. It was rededicated at the spot in September.

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  • matt n

    By the time Harry began announcing for the Cubs he was a drunken joke. He was still great while working for the White Sox.

    Hey Cubbies — wait until next year AGAIN!

  • Dan Rakow

    They should move the Harry Caray Statue to Downtown Chicago in ordre to make it fair for Cubs,White Sox and yes Cardinals Fans since he broadcast Baseball for over 50 Years before his passing 13 Years ago.

  • Michael Ryne

    And No, the statue should not be downtown. The Cubs organization went ahead and made this statue for Wrigley Field. If the White Sox and/or St. Louis Cardinals wish to commemorate then they should get their own statue and not leech off the Cubs’ statue.

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