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Since 1971, Harry “the K” Kalas announced Philadelphia Phillies games both locally and nationally, twice in the world series. He was also an original voice of NFL Films and the man who coined the signature home run call “outta here.”
Kalas was a member of both the baseball hall of fame as well as the broadcasters hall of fame.
Kalas died in the broadcast booth preparing to call another Phillies game.
What a way to go, doing what you love. It also is a stark reminder that all of the old voices of my father’s generation are all but gone. The old school sports announcers from back in the day, gone but not forgotten… just “Outta here.”