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Silencing a City: Harry Kalas Gave Philly a Voice

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

In the coming weeks, the Internet will be flooded with tributes to the life of Harry Kalas. And rightly so.

People will say that he was a legend. That he was the last of a generation of broadcasters. Baseball people will talk of meeting him and his knowledge of the game. The head of NFL Films released a statement saying how much he enjoyed working with him. Ballplayers and co-workers loved him.

All of that is true.

But he was so much more than that.

I'm not qualified to write one of those articles. I can't fill pages with tidbits I learned from conversations with Harry. I didn't spend hours talking baseball with him.

I met him once. He was calling an exhibition game in Reading an...

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