Harry Caray Defaced

Posted: February 7, 2011 in Chicago Cubs, Harry Caray Statue

Kyle Betts/Tribune

It’s not the first time and I’m sure it won’t be the last, but the statue of Chicago Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray was defaced on Sunday in a bizarre incident surrounding Wrigleyville. Someone spray painted  “Sox”  “Dies or Bites” on it.

The statue is no stranger to problems in the past, a dead goat was found hanging from the statue, then the statue which was originally at North Sheffield Avenue and West Addison Street, was moved a block north to North Sheffield and West Waveland avenues to make room for a statue of Hall of Fame Cub Billy Williams. After that it was 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. So far there has been no leads on might have done the latest paint job.


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