View Full Version : Legendary Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas dies at 73

ralph wiggum
04-13-2009, 03:17 PM

Legendary Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas has died. He was 73.

Kalas collapsed in the press box and was was found at about 12:30 p.m. by Rob Brooks, the Phillies' director of broadcasting. Emergency medical personnel were called and took Kalas to George Washington Medical Center.

Kalas missed most of spring training after undergoing surgery in early February. The team declined to provide specifics of the surgery at that time, saying only that it was a "minor medical procedure" and that there was no reason for concern. It is unknown if that is related to the current situation.

Kalas had broadcast Phillies games since 1971. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002 as the recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award.

LINK (http://www.philly.com/philly/hp/sports/20090413_Kalas_passes_out__taken_to_hospital.html)

04-13-2009, 04:59 PM
George Kell, the former Tigers announcer, died recently, too. They had the flags at half-mast on opening day for that reason.

Ernie Harwell was at Friday's game, however. He's still alive and kicking.

04-13-2009, 06:39 PM
I remember Harrys call of Schmidts 500th homer :(

Its so bad the anouncers on 1210am were bearly holding back the tears. :(

The guy was so loved I have never heard a bad word spoken about him, he was for the fans from the start.

04-15-2009, 07:07 PM
allot of the guys who were popular when I was a kid are passing , kinda makes me feel old.