Phillies: April 2009 Archives

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The word was just sent out that my favorite announcer has passed away. This is the voice of baseball that I grew up with and I loved to hear his "It's Outta Here!" cries when the Phils will hit a home run. Rest In Peace, Harry and thank you for the memories.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Longtime Philadelphia Phillies
broadcaster Harry Kalas, who punctuated innumerable home runs
with his "Outta Here!" call, died Monday after being found in
the broadcast booth before a game against the Washington
Nationals. He was 73.
"We lost our voice today," team president David Montgomery
said, his voice cracking. "He has loved our game and made just a
tremendous contribution to our sport and certainly to our
organization."
Kalas was found by the Phillies director of broadcasting at
about 12:30 p.m. and taken to a local hospital, Montgomery said.
Kalas had surgery earlier this year for an undisclosed
ailment that the team characterized as minor. He looked somewhat
drawn last week as the Phillies opened the season at home.
Kalas joined the Phillies in 1971. Before that, he was an
original member of the Houston Astros' broadcast team from
1965-70. He also did voiceover work for NFL Films and for
commercials.
In 2002, he received the Baseball Hall of Fame's Ford C.
Frick Award for his contributions to the game.
Kalas joined the Phillies radio and TV broadcast team the
year the club moved into their former home, Veterans Stadium,
replacing fan favorite Bill Campbell.
He wasn't immediately embraced by Phillies fans, despite
being paired with Richie Ashburn, a Hall of Famer as a player,
and longtime announcer. But Kalas evolved into a beloved sports
figure in Philadelphia. He and Ashburn grew into a popular team,
and shared the booth until Ashburn's death in 1997.

AP's earlier story is below.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Longtime Philadelphia Phillies
broadcaster Harry Kalas has died at age 73.
Team president David Montgomery announced the death Monday
a short time after Kalas passed out in the broadcast booth
before a game in Washington against the Nationals.
Montogomery's voice was cracking as he said that "we have
lost our voice."
Kalas had been with the Phillies since 1971 and was known
for his distinctive "Outta here!" home run call.

As many of you know, I run the Philadelphia Eagles Club of Hoboken, but I also run the Philadelphia Phillies Club, too.

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This is our 3rd year in Hoboken, and i'm looking forward to our season. To those Phillies fans in Hoboken, if you want to come out and watch the game we gather on FRIDAY nights , here's the schedule at Mulligan's for the season:

Friday, April 17 San Diego at Philadelphia, 7:05 PM

Friday, April 24 Philadelphia at Florida, 7:10 PM

Friday, May 1 NY Mets at Philadelphia, 7:05 PM

Friday, May 8 Atlanta at Philadelphia, 7:05 PM

Friday, May 15 Philadelphia at Washington, 7:05 PM

Friday, May 29 Washington at Philadelphia, 7:05 PM

Friday, June 5 Philadelphia at Los Angeles, 10:10 PM

Friday, June 12 Boston at Philadelphia, 7:05 PM

Friday, June 19 Baltimore at Philadelphia, 7:05 PM

Friday, July 3 NY Mets at Philadelphia, 7:05 PM

Friday, July 10 Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7:05 PM

Friday, July 17 Philadelphia at Florida, 7:10 PM

Friday, July 24 St. Louis at Philadelphia, 7:05 PM

Friday, July 31 Philadelphia at San Francisco, 10:15 PM

Friday, August 7 Florida at Philadelphia, 7:05 PM

Friday, August 14 Philadelphia at Atlanta, 7:35 PM

Friday, August 21 Philadelphia at NY Mets, 7:10 PM

Friday, August 28 Atlanta at Philadelphia, 7:05 PM

Friday, September 4 Philadelphia at Houston, 8:05 PM

Friday, September 11 NY Mets at Philadelphia, 7:05 PM

Friday, September 18 Philadelphia at Atlanta, 7:35 PM

Friday, September 25 Philadelphia at Milwaukee, 8:05 PM

Friday, October 2 Florida at Philadelphia, 7:05 PM


It's a loooong season. And just remember that Friday nights are Phillies nights at Mulligan's. We will have the same specials that we have for the Eagles club, $2 Yuengling and $2 Bud Light drafts during the game, along with $10 buckets of Bud Light bottle.

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