Monday, April 13, 2009

R.I.P Harry Kalas

R.I.P Harold Norbert "Harry" Kalas
March 26, 1936 - April 13, 2009

On April 13, 2009 shortly before the Phillies' game at Washington, DC with the Washington Nationals, Kalas was hospitalized after collapsing in the commentator's booth and was pronounced dead at 1:20PM.

"One strike away; nothing-and-two, the count to Hinske. Fans on the their feet; rally towels are being waved. Brad Lidge stretches. The 0-2 pitch — swing and a miss, struck him out! The Philadelphia Phillies are 2008 World Champions of baseball! Brad Lidge does it again, and stays perfect for the 2008 season!
48-for-48 in save opportunities, and watch the city celebrate! Don't let the 48-hour wait diminish the euphoria of this moment, and the celebration. And it has been 28 years since the Phillies have enjoyed a World Championship; 25 years in this city with a team that has enjoyed a World Championship, and the fans are ready to celebrate. What a night!"

-Harry Kalas

A Sunday Brewing Co. beer will be poured out tonight in respect for Harry K. You will be missed!

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