Harry Caray – Sports Commission Bronze Statue
" Omri sold us on the artistic importance and significance of having people in the base, and he convinced us that that was the right decision. And I think, after seeing it, that it absolutely was the right decision...he is one of the premier sculptors in the country." - John McDonough
Harry Caray, a Chicago legend, stands 12-feet tall in white bronze atop a granite base. The man who infamously coined the term ‘Holy Cow!’ stands in and amongst loyal Chicago Cubs fans and Wrigley Field all in white bronze. After 5 drawings and many negotiations, a decision was made to create Harry Caray as the beloved grandfather of Baseball in Chicago for what he was. This sculpture is named ‘And a one, and a two.. and a three…’ conveying his love for the fans and the game of baseball.
“I think he looks like he’s getting ready to sing 'Take Me Out To the Ball Game'; the sculptor did a great job.” –Dutchie Caray.
“The structure is as much symbolic as it is realistic.” –The Chicago Vineline