According to multiple sources, legendary Phillies broadcaster, friend, icon, and voice of a generation Harry Kalas has passed away.
According to Twitter reports posted by both Todd Zoleci (@tzolecki) and David Murphy (@HighCheese), and now as well as multiple national news sources, Kalas died after being rushed to the hospital earlier this afternoon in Washington, D.C. Kalas was preparing to broadcast the Phillies’ game today against the Nationals. The game will still be played.
Kalas, 73, had been calling Phillies games for the last 38 years.
Really, I can’t bring myself to type any more like a robot. This is tragic, and incredibly upsetting. Send your wishes and prayers to the Kalas family.
May you be as high as your hopes, Harry. God speed.