Harry Kalas, 1936-2009

13 Apr

Can’t believe it happened. Harry’s gone.  I’ve lived with his voice my entire life, and some have lived with it longer.  Harry Kalas died today in the broadcasting booth prior to the game against the Nationals. I’m remembering so many things, so many calls.   1993, 2008, and a million calls inbetween.  However, he was more than an announcer, he was a part of Philadelphia.
Condolences to his family.

Remembering better days:


7 Responses to “Harry Kalas, 1936-2009”

  1. Threshers Nation April 13, 2009 at 5:02 pm #

    Truly devastating news for the entire world of sports…

  2. Speener April 13, 2009 at 11:35 pm #

    This city will never be the same again.

  3. Chris April 13, 2009 at 11:51 pm #

    Yeah, it’s sad as hell. I think people will get over hte sadness though, and remember the great calls and times.

  4. Lottery Larry April 16, 2009 at 1:48 pm #

    “I’ve lived with his voice my entire life, and some have lived with it longer. ”

    Some people have lived with his voice longer than their entire life?


    It’s going to be really strange to listen to broadcasts this year and “hear” his voice in the background, like a ghost.

  5. Chris April 16, 2009 at 5:30 pm #

    You ain’t my editor


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