CLEVELAND — Sure, Bill Murray has become the face of the long-suffering Chicago Cubs fans. And he was glorious in his reaction after the Cubs won their first World Series title in 108 years on Wednesday night with an epic 10-inning win over the Cleveland Indians.
But no one has represented the Cubs more than legendary announcer Harry Caray. He broadcast Cubs games for 16 years and many fans grew up with him on superstation WGN.
After the Cubs won their first title since 1908, Budweiser aired an old commercial of the former pitchman, capped with him saying, “Cubs fans, this Bud’s for you.”
On Thursday morning, Budweiser unveiled another commercial that imagined Caray calling the final out of the World Series.
The company worked with the Caray family estate to get Caray’s voice and combine it with Game 7 footage and the celebrations in Chicago.
The video was posted to Budweiser’s YouTube channel.
The caption along with the video reads: “Harry, they did it. The impossible is possible. Hear the legend call on last game. Cubs, #ThisBudsForYou. #FlyTheW”
Caray was famous for sharing a Budweiser with Murray in the booth at the first night game at Wrigley Field. He also led the Wrigley crowd by singing “Take Me Out To the Ballgame” during the seventh-inning stretch.
He was also enthusiastic after wins, chating, “Cubs win! Cubs win!”
At the end of the 1991 season, Caray famously said, “Sure as God made green apples, someday the Chicago Cubs will be in the World Series.”
Caray died in 1998.AlertMe