Tuesday, April 14, 2009

13 Quik Facts About Harry Kalas

Harry Kalas was a sports announcer for the Philadelphia Phillies and narrator for NFL Films. Kalas was known for his "Outta here!" home run call. He received the 2002 Ford C. Frick Award from the National Baseball Hall of fame.

On April 13, 2009, the Phillies President David Montgomery reported that Kalas died at the age of 73.

13 Quik Facts About Harry Kalas

1. Born March 26, 1936
2. Died on April 13, 2009
3. Found unconscious in a broadcast booth on the day he died
4. Full Name: Harry Norbert Kalas
5. Nickname(s): Harry the K, The Voice of Philadelphia
6. Spouse: Eileen Kalas
7. Three sons, Todd, Brad and Kane
8. Hometown: Naperville, Illinois
9. Graduated from University of Iowa in 1959 with a BA degree in speech, radio and television
10. Favorite expression: "That ball's outta here!"
11. Joined the Phillies in 1971
12. Original member of the Houston Astros radio broadcast team
13. Did voice overs for NFL films and commercials
14. Was awarded with the Baseball Hall of Fame's Ford C. Frick Award in 2002
15. Named as the Pennsylvania Sportscaster of the Year 17 times
16. Called over 5,000 Phillies games during his career
17. Worked with Richie Ashburn "Whitey" for 27 years; Ashurn died in 1997

KYW TV-3 Philadelphia with Harry Kalas (Time: 2:48)

Source: Mahalo.com
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