Legend Harry Kalas passes away

Legendary broadcaster Harry Kalas died today after passing out in the broadcast booth before the Phillies-Nationals game began.

Kalas was voice-over narrator for NFL Films since 1975 and he joined the Phillies broadcast team in 1971.
"His substance was his style," NFL Films President Steve Sabol said of Kalas, with whom he co-hosted This is the NFL in the 1980s. "There was no shtick, just a steady blend of crisp articulation and resonance.

"In many ways, Harry is the narrator of our memories. His voice lives on not only on film, but inside the heads of everyone who has watched and listened to NFL Films."
Kalas was inducted into the broadcaster's wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002.
"Major League Baseball has lost one of the great voices of our generation," MLB commissioner Bud Selig said in a statement. "Baseball announcers have a special bond with their audience, and Harry represented the best of baseball not only to the fans of the Phillies, but to fans everywhere."
His signature call was his "outta here" homerun call, but his memory will live on. May he rest in peace.
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