Harry Kalas, the Voice of the Phillies, Has Died

I’m a bit speechless right now. My husband just called to say he’d heard on the radio that long-time Phillies announcer Harry Kalas had died.

“Are you serious?” is what I think I said.

Unfortunately it is true. He had apparently collapsed in the team’s broadcast booth at National’s Park, where the Phillies are playing the Nationals in the Nats’ home opener.

I’ll be back later after I’ve organized my thoughts.

In the meantime, here’s one of my favorite bobbleheads, of Harry and Whitey. Harry Kalas and Richie Ashburn were, to me, the best pair of announcers a team could have. If there’s a baseball team in heaven, they’ve got a great team in the booth now.

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2 Comments

Sue, I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Kalas’ passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, the Phillies Organization and its fans.

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

So sorry to hear about Kalas’ death, Sue. My prayers go with his family, the Phillies organization, and fans like you. May he rest in peace–he died a WS champion. Godspeed. Tough week for baseball.

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