Cubs Broadcaster Harry Caray Kept Track Every Drink and Every Bar in 1972
Hey! Hey! It's goes with out saying, Harry sure loved his cold beverages! We all knew that, but now the hard evidence has confirmed what we know all along. A Chicago Sun-Times report reveals that, for tax-deduction purposes, Caray kept detailed diaries that included where he drank and with whom. The Sun-Times article looked through Caray’s diary in detail:
Saturday, Jan. 1, 1972 lists four bars: the Back Room, still on Rush Street, plus three long-ago joints: 20 E. Delaware, Sully’s and Peppy’s, with expenses for each $10.30, $9.97, $10, and $8.95. This in a year when a six-pack of Old Style set you back $1.29.
Of course to receive a tax write off you need to keep a log of who you entertained. So, on New years day 1972, Caray lists Dave Condon, the Chicago Tribune sports columnist; Billy Sullivan, who owned Sully’s; and Joe Pepitone, the former Yankees first baseman who had been traded to the Cubs.
Harry have a cold on for me up there! Read more here.