Monday, April 13, 2009

Phillies Broadcaster Harry Kalas Dies

Harry Kalas, the legendary voice of the Philadelphia Phillies and a sports broadcasting icon, died today at the age of 73. Kalas apparently collapsed in the broadcast booth before the Phillies game against the Nationals and was rushed to the hospital. The team will play their game today as planned but have canceled their visit to the White House scheduled for tomorrow.

For anybody who grew up in Philly listening to Kalas this marks the sad end of an era. I can still remember going to bed on summer nights in the 70s and early 80s, listening to Kalas and his partner Richie Asburn call games.

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