Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Harry Kalas Memorial set for Saturday

HK is the lovable name that a lot of people who worked with Harry called him. We at home that watched the Phillies over many years call him a legend. The tribute to the 'Voice of the Phillies' Harry Kalas will be held Saturday at Citizens Bank Park.


Here is a link to a clip from WHYY TV in Philadelphia who aired a rebroadcast of "Hometown Legends" featuring Harry Kalas last night in memorial to Harry here is a link with a clip from the show about Harry and him being called, "A legend."





Here is the official press release from the Phillies on the Kalas memorial for Saturday:

Memorial Tribute/Funeral Services
The Kalas family and the Phillies have announced that a memorial tribute for Harry Kalas will be held at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday.

An opportunity to pay respects to the Hall of Fame broadcaster will be given on a first come, first served basis to as many fans as possible from 8:00 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. At that time, all fans in attendance will be directed to seats for an on-field tribute that will begin at 1:00 p.m.

Additional information will be made public as details are finalized.

Funeral services and burial will be private and held early next week.

Uniform Patches
Beginning tomorrow, players will wear HK uniform patches for the rest of the season. The black, circular HK patch will be located on the front of the jersey in the area of the heart.

Friday Night
The Phillies return home Friday night to play San Diego at 7:05 ET. The Phillies will also pay tribute to Harry prior to the game. Fans are urged to arrive early. More details will be forthcoming.




Here's Jamie Moyer's emotional story about Harry from NBC Philadelphia:

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