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Monday, April 13, 2009

Harry Kalas, RIP

I was saddened to here about the sudden passing of the legendary Philadelphia Phillies announcer Harry Kalas. Harry, whose career spanned 43 years, the last 38 with the Phils, was inducted into the announcers' wing of the Baseball of Fame in 2002. He was 73

Condolences to his family, including his brother Jim, who I know as he's a member of my former church and was my boss's boss's boss for a time; he has the same resonating voice.

Here's Harry celebrating the 2007 National League East division champion Philadelphia Phillies with his rendition of "High Hopes".

And even if you're not a sports fan, the voiceover in the commercial and others in the series is Harry's.