He's Outta HE-E-E-RE!
By Jeff Seidel / Special to MLB.com
04/13/09 1:40 PM ET
WASHINGTON -- Long-time Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas passed away Monday afternoon after collapsing in the broadcast booth prior to Philadelphia's game at Washington. He was 73.
Team president David Montgomery announced the death. His voice was cracking as he said that "we have lost our voice."
Kalas, the 2002 Ford C. Frick Award winner, was found by Phillies director of broadcasting Rob Brooks and was immediately taken to George Washington Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He had been broadcasting Phillies games since 1971 and was known for his distinctive "Outta here!" home run call.
Before his stint with Philadelphia, Kalas was an original member of the Houston Astros' broadcast team from 1965-70.
Jeff Seidel is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.
It won't be the same listening to them on the radio,....Say "Hi!" to WHitey when you see him Harry!