It is a somber day on the airwaves and playing fields of Philadelphia, as long-time voice of the Phillies, Harry Kalas, died earlier today.
After collapsing in the broadcast booth in the nation’s Capitol, where he was set to commentate for today’s Phils-Nationals game, Kalas was rushed to Washnigton University Medical Center and pronounced dead at 1:20 p.m.
Details and the cause of death have not been released.
First getting behind the mic in 1971 to cover the Phillies, Kalas has become a recognizable voice, character and friend of Philadelphia baseball.
Somehow each home run won’t have the same spunk.
Kalas was 73.