December 17, 2007

SPEAKING OF SWEET PIPES:

Just wild about Harry (Todd Zolecki, 12/17/07, Philadelphia Inquirer)

Harry Kalas has called countless memorable moments in the Phillies' broadcast booth.

He said two stood out.

"Michael Jack's 500th certainly is one of them," Kalas said Friday, referring to Mike Schmidt's home-run milestone. "I followed his entire Hall of Fame career, which was an honor.

"And that 1980 league championship series against the Houston Astros. It was just perhaps one of the greatest [such series] ever, with four games going into extra innings. We needed to beat Nolan Ryan in Game 5 to get to the promised land, which we did."

Fans have a chance to listen to those and other Kalas calls in a tribute CD that Chicago Cubs broadcaster Pat Hughes produced, wrote and narrated. It is part of his Baseball Voices Hall of Fame Series, which also includes tribute CDs for Harry Caray, Jack Buck, Bob Uecker and Marty Brennaman.

The Kalas CD can be found at baseballvoices.com.


Wasn't too long ago that on the East Coast you could tune in Mr. Kalas on Philly radio, John Miller doing O's games, Bob Murphy on the FAN, and Ernie Harwell from Detroit. And that's as good as life gets.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 17, 2007 6:18 AM
Comments

Vin Scully and Jack Buck...and life gets better.

Posted by: Bartman at December 18, 2007 1:50 PM
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