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Kalas Was a Piece Of Every Phillies Fan’s Life

Published by on April 15, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

To say that legendary Philadelphia Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas will be missed is akin to saying that Richie Ashburn, Kalas' longtime broadcast partner and fellow MLB Hall of Famer, was a good centerfielder.

Yeah, it's true, but such a bland compliment only begins to tell the story of how much Kalas meant to the city of Philadelphia.

Kalas, 73, died Monday while getting ready to call the Phillies-Nationals game in DC. It was fitting that he died in the press box, because that's where "Harry the K" was able to touch the most people.

Kalas and his velvety Midwestern voice began calling Phillies games in 1971, long before a large chunk of the fan base was even born.

But whether you ...

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