4.13.09: PHILS LEGENDARY PLAY-BY-PLAY MAN HARRY KALAS DIED

By Sam Bush

As we pause sports because of the coronavirus pandemic, it is good to remember one of the saddest days in Philly sports history.

On April 13, 2009, while preparing for a game in Washington, Phillies legendary broadcaster Harry Kalas died in the press box at Nationals Park.

The Phillies decided to play the game, winning 9-8.

Kalas was the Phillies’ play-by-play announcer from 1971 until his death. He called six no-hitters, six National League Championship Series and three World Series in his career.

Kalas was honored with the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Ford C. Frick Award in 2002.

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