The team says Skip Caray died in his Atlanta home on Sunday. He had several ailments in the last year but had recovered enough to continue calling Braves home games at Turner Field.
Caray was drawn into broadcasting by his father, a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Skip Caray was in the middle of his 33rd season with the Braves. The St. Louis native started in local radio and later joined his father at the University of Missouri calling football.
He joined the St. Louis Hawks NBA broadcasting team and followed them to Atlanta in 1968.
Since 2005, he has worked in the booth with his oldest son Chip. His youngest son, Josh, has been the broadcaster for the Rome Braves, the low Class-A affiliate of Atlanta, since 2007