RIP Harry Kalas: The Voice of a City and Our Hearts
Harry Kalas was the voice of the Phillies, but more than that he was the voice of Philadelphia. He gave us high hopes. He made the game fun whatever the score. He was there no matter what inning or what point in our lives. We'll miss you, Harry. RIP

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April 21st, 2009
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Five.
April 25th, 2009
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TESTAMENTMND does not automatically deserve a five.
April 26th, 2009
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5 for respect.... but F*CK PHILLY!
April 26th, 2009
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Maybe not, shadebrand, but HK does automatically deserve a 5.
April 27th, 2009
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^f*ck, dude, I meant sadleric not shadebrand. s-names, you know how it is.
April 21st, 2009
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I met Harry a few times. The one particular time that I loved best was when I was at a Phillies-Nats game in Washington and it was a three hour rain delay. By the time the game started, there was maybe 100 people in the stadium, all Phillies fans. So, while they were preparing the field, Harry came out of the booth and sat with a few of us to have a beer and chat. He was one of the nicest guys I met. I was sitting in a coffee bar checking my email when I saw the news and I just started crying.
April 21st, 2009
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You see, we did not just lose our broadcaster, we lost our friend. He was a guy who loved the fans more than the players, his colleagues, or anybody. I went to the memorial service and passed by his casket and I just broke down. It was like losing a grandparent. But I wasnt alone. There were 60,000 other fans who felt the same way. Still, I think I can put a smile on my face knowing he is calling games up in heaven next to Whitey Ashburn, with Tug McGraw pitching in the 9th.
April 21st, 2009
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It goes well beyond sports. People think that Philly fans are cold-hearted and mean, but if you saw how broken hearted we all were, youd understand. The game goes on, I guess. Games will be won and games will be lost. But maybe somewhere out there in the great beyond, there is a voice we can hear sometimes. When a ball goes flying over the left field wall, Harry will be there, smiling and shouting "that ball is our of here!"
April 21st, 2009
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Cool story about Harry and great job on the site. RIP Harry the K
April 22nd, 2009
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he also did the voice for many of the NFL films.
April 22nd, 2009
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F*g
April 22nd, 2009
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Thanks for this site, man. I loved Harry Kalas like a grandfather, and I never had the pleasure of even meeting him. It's important to remember that, since 1971, we've had hundreds of players, several managers, 2 owners and ONE Harry the K.
April 22nd, 2009
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Harry Kalas provided multiple generations of Philadelphia fans good summer memories with the Phillies, not to mention his work with NFL films.
April 22nd, 2009
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Not bad, Skizzick. 4/5. Kalas was a great guy. I work at NFL Films in the season and was also born in Philadelphia. Yet, I don't really care too much about the Phillies really, or any major league team... Though his voice on NFL Films work was phenomenal. Don't worry about the down-voters or the f*gsters.
April 24th, 2009
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I don't know who he is but 5'd for sending your respects to him.
April 24th, 2009
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Never knew or met Harry, but a wonderful tribute, so 5'd. I'd maybe mix down the song a little more though.
April 24th, 2009
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Yeah, if I can find a better set of clips, I'll make a second tribute site. One site is not enough to convey how much he meant to the city and to sports in general.
April 24th, 2009
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At least he got to see his team win the World Series before he passed.
April 24th, 2009
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You said it.
April 24th, 2009
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He went out a champion. You can ask for anything better.
April 24th, 2009
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Did the Phillies mgmt give him a ring?
April 24th, 2009
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Amen to that.
April 25th, 2009
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Of course the Phillies gave him a ring. He is part of the team. He got a ring back in 1980 as well. They give rings to literally everybody connected with the team. My friend works in public affairs for the Phils and he got a ring too.
April 25th, 2009
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Yeah if that f*ckface Eaton got a ring, it makes sense.
April 26th, 2009
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I was at that game, and everybody in the stadium was booing Eaton when he walked on the field, myself included. He gets what he deserves. Though, if it were the 700 Level at the Vet, he'd probably be dead from getting hit with one too many beer bottles.
April 25th, 2009
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I demand Max let us vote 10 for this site.
April 26th, 2009
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Hey. i am just going to put this out there right now. Any sponsorship made on this site I will match with a donation to Phillies Charities.
April 27th, 2009
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At first I wasn't sure who this was, the picture of him in the white suit reminded me of Dr. Kelso from Scrubs.
April 29th, 2009
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He will certainly be missed.
May 1st, 2009
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nice
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Dear god I can't 5 this enough. Rest in Peace Harry!!!!
May 2nd, 2009
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good night sweet prince
May 2nd, 2009
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5 from a Braves fan.
June 6th, 2009
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This is getting a boost today because whomever is running the HK fanpage on Facebook discovered + posted it.
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phillies teh gay
June 7th, 2009
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Who?
October 8th, 2010
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I'll always have high hopes - thanks to HK. Miss you man.