Phillies Announcer Kalas Dead at 73

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 13, 2009 2:10 PM CDT

Harry Kalas, who announced Philadelphia Phillies games since 1971, died today, the Inquirer reports. Kalas, 73, was found unconscious at Nationals Stadium in Washington and rushed to a hospital, where he died. Kalas, a Hall of Famer, underwent unspecified surgery earlier this year. “We lost Harry today,” the team president said. “We lost our voice.” (More Philadelphia Phillies stories.)

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