Wearing Their Hearts on Their Uniforms

The Phillies have added a new piece to their uniforms in memory of the late, great broadcaster Harry Kalas. 

Phils players will wear black circular uniform patches and the letters "HK" will adorn the front of their jerseys for the rest of the season.

It is a fitting tribute to the man who was the voice of the team for nearly 40 years.

The Phils make their way back to Philadelphia Friday night to play San Diego at 7:05 p.m.  There will be a tribute to Kalas before the game.

The big event for fans will be a special memorial service held Saturday at Citizens Bank Park.

Kalas' casket will be placed at home plate so that fans can have one last moment with the voice of the Phillies. Starting at 8 a.m., fans can pay their respects on a first come, first serve basis until 12:45 p.m.

At 1:30 p.m. Saturday, there will be an on-field tribute.

Fans can enter Citizens Bank Park through the Third Base Gate at Pattison Avenue and Citizens Bank Way.

The funeral services and burial will be private and held early next week.

The Hall of Fame broadcaster died suddenly on Monday. An autopsy revealed he had heart disease.

The world champs aren’t the only ones remembering the legend. 

Harry Kalas' son, Todd, reacted to the memorial tribute.

"I kinda lost it. I couldn't look at it. He just absolutely adored the fans and... to see them pay back that tribute, he would've been so proud of that," he said.

Todd followed in his dad's footsteps by becoming a broadcaster for the Tampa Bay Rays.

He saw his dad one last time a week and a half ago as the Phils and Rays wrapped up spring training.

Sixers fans listened to Kalas' most memorable calls during a tribute before Tuesday night's game at the Wachovia Center.

Also, some local bloggers have posted some memorable moments from Harry the K. Meech.one over at the Fightins.com posted some great audio of Kalas calling a walk-off grand slam by Bo Diaz back in 1983.

And, in a moving tribute Michael Alan Goldberg over at "Philadelphia Weekly" posted a wonderful gallery of all the mementos left outside CBP in memory of Kalas.

The ultimate tribute to Harry is all the fan love expressed over the airwaves, online and in conversation throughout the region this week.

We miss you Harry.

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