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Updated: August 5, 2013 6:47PM

When Harry Caray left the Sox for the Cubs, he brought his tradition of signing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” with him.

And when Caray passed away in 1998, the tradition was carried on. This time by guest celebrities, most of whom knew their version couldn’t compare to Caray’s.

“They know what they’re getting. When they get a Ditka seventh-inning stretch, it’s not a Harry Caray. C’mon,”

Mike Ditka told ESPN.To celebrate 15 years of guest conductors, ESPN will air a ‘‘SportsCenter’’ feature narrated by

Jim Belushi at 10 a.m. on July 14.As one of Wrigley’s most-loved traditions, guest singers know they better not make a mistake. Before his rendition, NASCAR driver

Jeff Gordon once referred to the Friendly Confines as Wrigley Stadium.“It’s Wrigley Field,” Gordon said. “And there’s not a Cubs fan I’ve come across that didn’t remind me of it.”

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