Monday, April 13, 2009

Youtube Tribute to Harry Kalas

Wow. What a terrible couple of days for the baseball family.
Longtime Philadelphia Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas, who punctuated innumerable home runs with his "Outta here!" call, died Monday after being found passed out in the broadcast booth before a game against the Washington Nationals. He was 73.

"We lost our voice today," team president David Montgomery said, his voice cracking. "He has loved our game and made just a tremendous contribution to our sport and certainly to our organization."

What a terrible day for baseball and the city of Philadelphia. Kalas was such a legendary figure that I thought it was only fitting for us to remember some of Kalas's best moments.

Without further ado:

RIP Harry. Your voice and impact will live on forever.


Jack said...

You forgot about the voice of NFL Films. His is the voice that ives chills to many football fans.

Josh said...

Ahhh yes. While Kalas made his mark in Philly, his role with NFL flims was truly classic. I loved hearing his voice on Inside the NFL...what a legend