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Philly won't be the same without Kalas

Hall of Fame voice of the Phillies died Monday at the age of 73

Originally Published: April 13, 2009
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- He was so much more than the voice of the Phillies. Harry Kalas was the Phillies.

He didn't just describe the games. His voice took hold of those games and made them his personal amphitheater.

The home runs weren't officially home runs until Harry Kalas told you they were outta here.

The long outs didn't make Philadelphia's hearts flutter unless the volume on every speaker suddenly quadrupled and Harry announced they've got … a … chance.

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