Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Saturday will be Memorial at Citizens Bank Park for Harry

I just heard on WIP radio 610 am from Philadelphia that Saturday will be the memorial at CBP. Fans may call from 8:00 am till 12:45 pm at the ballpark to pay respects to Harry Kalas. The Phillies will also wear an 'HK' inside a heart on their uniforms for the rest of this season to honor Harry Kalas, their long time broadcaster.

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."

Hometown Legends on WHYY: Harry Kalas

More talk about Harry Kalas on this week's edition of Phillies Talk and Philly Sports Talk Now! on Wednesday night at 6:30 ... tune into the internet at www.phillywebcast.com to hear the show live!

Here is the official Press release from the Phillies:

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 tribute to Harry from NBC Philadelphia:

Below: Here is Harry's Homerun call and sign off from the win Sunday at Colorado, his last game broadcast ... this video from Youtube from Comcast Philadelphia's tribute to Harry Kalas

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