(CBS) — The Des Plaines grave site of legendary Chicago Cubs announcer Harry Caray is filled with green apples — in tribute and in memory.
It was a quarter century ago when Harry Caray said: “Sure as God made green apples, someday the Chicago Cubs are going to be in the World Series.”
That prophecy came true, and the Cubs beat the Indians in Game 7 on Wednesday night to win the World Series.
Now, Caray’s gravesite at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines is surrounded by hundreds of green apples.
Caray’s son-in-law, Coley Newell, says he saw that somebody had brought some green apples.
“That was a really nice touch,” he says. “So, for Game 6, I bought a case of green apples. I bought some wooden bushels. 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 Don Zabinski 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.