Thursday, October 30, 2008

Harry the K calls the last out

Harry Kalas was my boyhood hero. Although he has been a Phillies announcer since 1971, he had never called a Phillies World Series victory until last night. In 1980, local announcers did not broadcast the World Series, even on local radio; that changed in 1981, in large part because of the Philly fans' vociferous outcry against the policy. Harry is getting up there, and he misses some plays now and then, but his call last night was a classic. A Harry haiku follows below.

You can watch the final out, with Harry's call, by following this link.

There's also a nice article about Harry from this week's NY Times here.

Harry the K's call:
"Swing and a miss! Struck him out!"
A career capstone.

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