Today, the St. Louis Cardinals welcomed their new play-by-play TV announcer.
Chip Caray, the grandson of legendary Cardinals announcer Harry Caray, has officially been announced as the team’s lead TV announcer on Bally Sports Midwest.
The 57-year-old takes over for longtime broadcaster Dan McLaughlin, who left after being arrested for his third DWI offense back in December.
The Cardinals began their search immediately after McLaughlin was let go.
McLaughlin had served as the play-by-play voice of the team for the past 24 seasons.
Caray has been the announcer for the Atlanta Braves since 2005.
After St. Louis native and Seattle Mariners radio announcer Aaron Goldsmith dropped out of the running, the Cardinals handed the reins over to Caray.
On Twitter, the team welcomed their new play-by-play man.
Welcome home Chip Caray! 🎙️
The St. Louis native is the new play-by-play announcer for #STLCards baseball on @BallySportsMW. pic.twitter.com/ML3u5Sq7Bs
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) January 30, 2023
Caray began his broadcasting career in 1989 when he began calling games for the NBA’s Orlando Magic.
He also has called games for the Seattle Mariners and Chicago Cubs before brief stints with TBS and FOX Sports for nationally televised baseball games.
Caray obviously comes from a long line of broadcasters.
In addition to his grandfather, his father Skip Caray was also an announcer, serving as the radio voice of the St. Louis Hawks of the NBA before the team moved to Atlanta.
With just two weeks before pitchers and catchers officially report to spring training, the Cardinals finally have found their new play-by-play announcer, who is set to continue a long line of legendary Cardinals announcers that dates all the way back to his grandfather.NEXT: Cardinals Send Birthday Wishes To A Loyal Team Member