April 13, 2009

NOT THE PIPES:

Phillies president: Legendary announcer Kalas dead at 73 (CBSSports.com, 4/13/09)

Team president says Philadelphia Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas is dead at age 73.

Apparently he dropped dead in the box at the ballpark, which seems as good a way to go as any so far devised by man.


MORE:
Phils broadcaster Kalas passes away (Jeff Seidel, 4/13/09, MLB.com)

Long-time Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas passed away Monday afternoon after collapsing in the broadcast booth prior to Philadelphia's game at Washington. [...]

Kalas, the 2002 Ford C. Frick Award winner, was found by Phillies director of broadcasting Rob Brooks and was immediately taken to George Washington Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He had been broadcasting Phillies games since 1971 and was known for his distinctive "Outta here!" home run call.

Before his stint with Philadelphia, Kalas was an original member of the Houston Astros' broadcast team from 1965-70.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 13, 2009 1:04 PM
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