Apr 13, 2009
The Voice of NFL Films has Been Silenced
Harry Kalas, longtime sports broadcaster, has died at the age of 73.
You know how people always say they would like to die doing what they loved? Mr. Kalas died doing what he loved. He was found in the broadcast booth, unconscious, less than an hour before the start of a Philadelphia Phillies road game against the Washington Nationals today, the Phillies being the team for whom's radio voice Mr. Kalas was since 1971. Mr. Kalas was pronounced dead less than an hour later at a local D.C. hospital.
Harry Kalas began his pro baseball broadcasting career working for the Houston Astros in 1965, and was the play-by-play man for the first ever game held at the Astrodome.
-FUPPETS- most fondly remembers Mr. Kalas as the titanic voice for NFL FILMS, whom he joined in 1975 and worked for until his passing, replacing the legendary John Facenda, who was known by many NFL fans as "The Voice Of God."
A video from NFL.com looking back at his career with them can be seen HERE.
Mr. Kalas and his magical voice will be with us no more.