Legendary Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas died today in Washington, D.C. He was 73.
Mr. Kalas collapsed in the press box at Nationals Stadium in Washington at about 12:30 p.m. and was rushed to George Washington University Medial Center. The cause of the death was not announced.
"We lost our voice today," team president David Montgomery said. "He knows the game and made a tremendous contribution to the sport and to our organization . . . "
Mr. Kalas has broadcast Phillies games since 1971. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002 as the recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award.
Published in Philadelphia Inquirer & Philadelphia Daily News from Apr. 13 to Apr. 18, 2009