“Voice of the Phillies”, dead at 73

Philadelphia Phillies broadcaster and narrator of N.F.L Films, Harry Kalas, passed away in his broadcast booth while preparing for a game versus the Nationals on Monday afternoon.

Kalas had missed all of Spring Training after an undisclosed surgery and was in the final year of his contract. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002.

Upper Deck released a Sweet Spot autograph of Kalas in their 2004 & 2005 baseball brand and while none had appeared on eBay since early February, there are currently three of them available, with one seller asking nearly $400 dollars for the card.

You can view Kalas’ Hall of Fame profile HERE.

10 comments

  1. Truly one of the greats of the broadcast booth.

    I can picture him, Bob Murphy & Rizzuto calling games from the great park in the sky.

  2. Kalas had an amazing voice and was truly part of the game in 2 sports. He will be remembered for many, many years.

  3. How long untill someone sells a lot of his cards on eBay for a tidy profit?

  4. Interestingly enough, I was at the Nats game today and they didn’t even mention it. Kinda sad, really.

  5. This is a very sad day for the city of Philadelphia! I grew up listening to games and playing half ball in the streets of South Philly listening to Harry Kalas on an old transistor radio.It brings me back to a very happy time in my life!
    It’s like losing a part of your family with the passing of Harry Kalas.
    Harry Kalas was a Great Person and will be sadly missed!
    Rest in Peace My Friend!

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