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Kalas' unique, smooth sound unmistakable

Like Rocky and cheesesteaks, nothing says Philadelphia like the distinctive sound of Harry Kalas.

Originally Published: June 18, 2003
By Mark Simon | Special to ESPN.com

It was a blind speech professor at Cornell College in Iowa that prophesied the future for then-freshman Harry Kalas.

"You have the kind of voice that could make it in radio,'' Kalas was told by Walter Stroemer, not knowing his words would be so prophetic.

The golden voice of the 67-year-old Kalas will grace ESPN during Wednesday night's Braves-Phillies game as part of the Living Legends series. Kalas received baseball broadcasting's highest honor last year -- the Ford Frick ...

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