Harry Kalas died on Monday. Bob Ford at the the Philadelphia Inquirer has a good story, and are the side bar links. Also check out ESPN’s coverage and videos here, which includes a video narrated by Jayson Stark, who I grew up reading in the Philadelphia Inquirer. It includes a the video and Kalas’s call of Mike Schmidt‘s 500th home run. I get choked up watching it, and remember seeing it on TV, watching it & cheering with my brother Andy and his friend Phil in 1987*. Here it is on mp3, with some music from This Week in Baseball in the background. Or you can play it right here:[audio:http://www.wakalix.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/harry-kalas-mike-schmidt-500hr.mp3%5D
*OK, I don’t think Phil knew what we were all excited about, but that adds to the memory somehow.