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