Harry Kalas passes away

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.


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One response to “Harry Kalas passes away

  1. ManifunkDestiny

    This just sucks. I got MLB.TV for the first time this year, looking forward to hearing Harry on a daily basis like I did when I lived in Chester County when I was a teenager. He was such a good commentator, so even-keeled and descriptive.

    At least he died at a ballpark, in a press booth (and not during a game). The Phillies winning it all last year is a perfect closer to a perfect career for Harry.

    RIP Harry, you’re going to be missed.

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