Tragic News: Harry Kalas Dies
He had been rushed to George Washington Univeristy Medical Center after he had collapsed in the press box less than an hour earlier. Kalas had missed the beginning of Spring Training after recovering from an undisclosed medical procedure.
The Phillies will play the Nationals this afternoon at Nationals Park.
They will not visit the White House tomorrow.
Kalas was 73.
He had been a broadcaster for 43 years, the past 38 with the Phillies beginning in 1971. He was inducted into the Nationall Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002 as the annual Ford C. Frick Award winner.
Here is a story I wrote about Kalas in February, while he was recovering from that medial procedure.