Baseball loses another legendary voice

Sad news: Legendary Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas died today. He collapsed in the booth at the Nats’ ballpark, where the Phils are playing today. Kalas had one of the most distinctive voices in the business.

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4 Comments on Baseball loses another legendary voice

  1. NahaGomez // April 13, 2009 at 4:40 pm //

    Kalas’ 500th HR call by “Michael Jack Schmidt” was always one of my favorite calls. Kalas was also very classy in the Skip Caray WSB/WGST tributes last year. I’m glad that he was able to call the Phillies World Series clincher last year. He will be missed!

  2. I worked with him a couple of times when he came through The Ted 11-12 years ago. He was a nice guy, with far less attitude than many of his peers. I always thought he had the voice of God, and now he’s doing the P.A. for him.

  3. Viva Rufino Linares! // April 13, 2009 at 8:27 pm //

    Much like Skip/Pete were our connection to the Braves, Kalas is the the voice of Phillies baseball for a generation of fans. Always enjoyed his work, especially w/ NFL Films. He was the perfect replacement for John Facenda. Saddened to hear of his passing.

  4. PepeFreeUs // April 14, 2009 at 1:30 am //

    I was only able to hear him do Phillie games during the last couple of years. I will always know his voice more for his work with NFL Films. He was the ONLY man anywhere near John Facenda’s league.

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