Harry Kalas

Legacy of Excellence

Philadelphia Phillies, Broadcaster

Phillies play by play announcer since 1971
Revered for his uncanny ability to connect with his listeners, whether on radio or television
Has endeared himself to Philly fans with his easy going style and distinctive voice
Known for his familiar home run call
•“Swing…and a long drive, watch this baby, outta here!!! Home Run
Original member of the Houston Astros broadcast team (1965)
Called Astros games for 6 seasons (1965-70)
Moved to the Phillies broadcast booth (1971)
Shared the microphone with Hall of Fame outfielder Richie Ashburn for 26 seasons
Served as Master of Ceremonies for the first game at Veterans Stadium (4/10/71)
Served as Master of Ceremonies for the last game in Veterans Stadium (9/28/03)
Has called the opening game of three new ballparks
            •Astrodome (4/12/65)
            •Veterans Stadium (4/10/71)
            •Citizens Bank Park (4/12/04)
Broadcast highlights include having called
            •6 NLCS
            •6 no hitters
            •All of Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt's 548 career home runs
            All of Hall of Famer Steve Carlton's starts from 1972 to 1986
            • Pete Rose's 3,631st career hit that broke Stan Musial's NL record (8/10/81)
Lent his voice to call Big 5 basketball games as well
Voice over narrator for NFL Films since 1975
CBS Radio broadcaster of NFL, MLB, college basketball games, and Notre Dame football
Received the Board of Governor's Award at the Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards (2002)
Recipient of the Ken Garland Lifetime Achievement Award at the Philadelphia Achievement in Radio Awards (2002)
Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Philadelphia Sports Congress (2002)
Named Sportscaster of the Year by the Chicago Pitch & Hit Club (2003)
Honored as Person of the Year by the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia (2004)
18 times selected as Pennsylvania Sportscaster of the Year (1978, 1980-90, 1992-96, 2002)
National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Fork C. Frick award recipient given to broadcasters for their contributions to baseball (2002)

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