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U.S. First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton (R) sings "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" with Chicago Cubs television announcer Harry Caray (L) 04 April during their game against the New York Mets in Chicago. Hillary Clinton also threw out the first pitch of the game.  ( EUGENE GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton (R) sings “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” with Chicago Cubs television announcer Harry Caray (L) 04 April during their game against the New York Mets in Chicago. Hillary Clinton also threw out the first pitch of the game. ( EUGENE GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (AP) — What kind of diary would a man who enjoyed knocking back a few drinks keep?

If he’s the late baseball broadcaster Harry Caray, the diary chronicles the drinks he had in 1972, where and with whom.

Turns out the legendary baseball broadcaster created a record that is a where’s where of Chicago watering holes and who’s who of drinking buddies.

Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg (http://bit.ly/1kAMkHj ) says the CEO of Harry Caray’s restaurants let him read a “Day Book,” one of eight diaries discovered in Caray’s office.

It includes mentions of people from basketball great Wilt Chamberlain to comedian Jack Benny. Caray was in bars 288 days straight.

Caray died in 1998, but even now, fans climb his statue outside Wrigley Field to put a beer in his hand.

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Information from: Chicago Sun-Times, http://www.suntimes.com/index

 

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