Harry Kalas Passes Away At 73.

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Published: April 13, 2009


... passed away today at 73 years old.

Kalas, the Phillies play-by-play man, was rushed to the hospital prior to the start of the game after collapsing in the broadcaster's booth.  While listening to the Pirates vs the Astros on MLB Radio, word came back that he passed away in the hospital.

Kalas is known for narrating the NFL Films recaps of historic games.

Whenever I hear about Lambaeu Field, I can't help but think of Harry's voice narrating the Ice Bowl with "the frozen tundra at Lambaeu Field..." He's also known for his famous home run call of "OUT OF HERE!" for the Phillies. It's basically a stock call today, but Harry Kalas made it come to life even well after other announcers started using it.

Kalas was a Hall of Fame broadcaster and recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award in 2002. He will be missed not only by Phillies fans, but sports fans all across the United States. Kalas received his World Series ring recently.

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