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Phillies Accept Harry Kalas Statue

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    The Philadelphia Phillies have accepted a bronze, 7 ½ foot statue of the late, great Harry Kalas. The statue was a gift from local sculptor Larry Nowlan, according to a press released earlier today.

    From Phillies.com:

    The Phillies announced Thursday that they have gratefully accepted the gift of a bronze statue of Kalas, the late former broadcaster, for placement outside their home stadium. The statue -- which stands 7 1/2 feet tall -- was sculpted by Lawrence J. Nowlan and was donated by Dear Harry, Inc., a fan-based group organized solely for this purpose.

    Awesome. Harry Kalas means as much to Philadelphia as anyone else ever has, so a statue at the ballpark where he called Brad Lidge’s Unhittable Slider in October of 2008 is a fitting tribute to his legacy.

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    Even better, it will honor him in a similar fashion to his dear friend and former broadcasting partner Richie Ashburn.

    The Phillies didn't release any additional information about the location of the statue or the time and date of its unveiling. Hopefully, they won't make us wait too long to see Harry The K’s bronze visage at Citizens Bank Park.

    You can learn more about the statue and Nowlan by visiting HarryKalasStatue.com.