Rest in Peace Harry Kalas. We, in the greater Philadelphia area will miss you terribly. The Phillies won't be the same without you.
Harry was preparing for the game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals in Washington DC. He collapsed in the booth before game time and passed away at the hospital. The Phillies were asked if they wanted to postpone the game but they chose, instead to honor him by playing because that's what Harry would have wanted. The Phils won that game, 9-8. Harry died doing what he loved to do... working for the Philies.
Harry was the announcer for the 2 times the Phillies won the World Series. He was there when Mike Schmidt hit his 500th home run in April 1987. He was there when Tug McGraw threw the last strike to win the World Series Championship in 1980. He was there when the Phils won the World series again in 2008. (Ironically, his son, Todd was the announcer for the Rays). Harry Kalas announced games for the Phillies for 38 years, since 1971. His distinctive "IT'S OUTTA HERE!" will be missed by all who heard him and loved him.
This is Jason Stark from ESPN.com, talking about the late great Harry Kalas, the voice of the Philadelphia Phillies.