Tuesday, April 14, 2009

RIP Harry Kalas

The voice of baseball in Philadelphia, Harry Kalas, passed away yesterday. If you grew up here and even really didn't follow the Phillies, his voice was instantly recognizable. It was the sound of Summer and early fall, coming from the TV in the other room, out of car windows, shops and bars. He will be surely missed.


  1. Aw, poor Harry!

    I'm English and therefore have only a very tenuous grasp on the whole baseball thing (although I remember I enjoyed a film called "Major League" when I watched it) and frankly, I don't know Harry from Adam ... but I thought I'd offer my sympathy and condolences anyway :)

    Ps: Try not to swoon :P

  2. It's a bit like cricket in a way, with spitting.
    I recommend "Field of Dreams" w/Kevin Costner.

  3. Oooh seen that loads of times ... cracking film!

    Bull Durham too actually

    Hey! Maybe I know more about baseball than I thought! :D

  4. poor Harry.....Phillies baseball will never be the same.


  5. I'm not a Phillies fan and didn't grow up in the area, but Harry's voice was awesome. I daresay, his was the ultimate baseball announcer voice.