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Remembering Harry Kalas

Published by on April 14, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

For fans outside of Philadelphia, it may be hard to comprehend just how much Harry Kalas meant to the city and the Phillies ballclub. But if you don’t instantly recognize his name, you will definitely recognize his voice.

It’s utterly impossible to have been a sports fan and not have heard Kalas’ distinctively deep, leathery voice from either classic Phillies calls or NFL Films presentations.

His trademark deliberately-paced, measured delivery combined with a hard, powerful vocal punch breathed life into everything Kalas said, from singular plays to World Championship victories.

As Phillies play-by-play broadcaster since 1971, he was more than just the voice of the franchise. He was the...

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