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Harry Kalas Tribute

Welcome to our Harry Kalas Tribute page where we have collected photos, audio clips, and memories of Harry Kalas. It will remain a permanent tribute to the great man, so please if you come across anything you would like to share, send us an email. You can also read our posts of remembrance in the “Harry Kalas Tribute” category.

Here are some of Harry’s most famous audio clips:

Hat tip to Doug, Jamie, Josh, Jeffrey and Brian Haynie for the clips

Harry Kalas Tribute


7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Rotcod

    April 13, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Android (at least) has a free Harry Kalas soundboard app. Clickable buttons for a little bit’o Harry.

  2. BART SHART

    April 13, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Impossible for me to not miss Harry — one of the great voices of baseball and even a greater human being. God rest his sould as we keep his memory alive and well. An exemplary example for all sports celebrities.

  3. BART SHART

    April 13, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Phillies signed Mike Fontenot, I read today. I hope this does not adversely affect Freddy Galvis. I know Harry would want to see the development of Freddy, as well.

    Fontenot will probably take Pete Orr’s spot, or so I would conject.

  4. Psujoe

    April 13, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Galvis isn’t going anywhere. He’s on a four game hitting streak with 5 RBI and flashing some serious leather.

    Miss ya Harry!

  5. Chris

    April 13, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Hard to believe it’s been four years. I still think of him every time I tune in the Phils and have to listen to the buffoons that currently occupy the TV booth. God, I miss him.

    • gmuny2002

      July 8, 2013 at 9:35 am

      So do I, Chris and I totally agree with you! None of those fools could sew a patch on HK’s ass when it comes to calling a ballgame!

  6. art kyriazis

    April 28, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    No broadcasting team was ever better than the late Harry Kalas and the late Richie Ashburn together. They made baseball fun and interesting to listen to, and I spent many an afternoon or evening in my office listening to them while working hard on various matters, on something we used to call “The Radio” on 1210 AM. They were just the best. After Richie passed to the great HOF in the sky, Harry the K persevered and took us to a World Series. Now he and Richie are together, calling ballgames for God in heaven.

    You can’t really understand how awful other broadcasters are until you have lived in other cities and heard how awful they are. Boston? Dreadful. Chicago? Awful. Los Angeles? Gag me with a spoon. Baltimore? minor league. Only Detroit came close, but only close.

    In an era when sportscasters try to be “professionals”, Harry and Richie were unabashed home team fans, like Mel Allen used to be for the Yankees and on Game of the Week. They were the classic root root root for the home team type of broadcasters and they never pretended they were snobby journalists. They were just broadcasting a ballgame, and they made you part of the family.

    They will always be missed.

    Art K, Philly
    @AJohnKyriazis, twitter
    akyriazis@msn.com

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