Chip Caray leaves Braves for Cardinals play-by-play job, report says (Updated)

Update – Chip Caray is leaving the Braves to become the play-by-play man for the Cardinals according to a report from David O’Brien of The Athletic.

Could an Atlanta Braves broadcast booth reshuffle happen? Longtime broadcaster Chip Caray is a “preferred candidate” to replace Dan McLaughlin on the St. Louis Cardinals broadcasts according to a report from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

McLaughlin and Bally Sports Midwest agreed to part ways in December after his third impaired driving arrest. Caray has been the play-by-play man for the Braves broadcasts on Bally Sports South and Bally Sports Southeast for the past 18 years. He also worked for the Chicago Cubs and did national work for FOX and TBS.

Chip’s grandfather, Harry Caray, called Cardinals games from 1945 to 1969 before leaving for Chicago.

Caray was mainly joined in the Braves broadcast booth by former outfielder Jeff Francouer. Paul Byrd and Brian Jordan also made multiple appearances during the 2022 season. If Caray leaves, it’s unclear who would be in line to replace him.

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