Remembering Phillies Announcer Harry Kalas 5 Years After Death

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    TK
    AP
    Harry Kalas did play-by-play for the Phillies for nearly 40 years.

    It was five years ago today, the Philadelphia Phillies lost its voice.

    Longtime play-by-play announcer Harry Kalas collapsed in the Washington Nationals broadcast booth on April 13, 2009 just an hour before gametime. Kalas died not long after. The Phillies were in Washington for an away game.

    The beloved voice of the Phillies had called games since 1971 and was affectionately known as "HK." Fans took to social media to share their remembrances of the man who brought fans "high hopes" year after year.