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“Harry Kalas: Voice of the Phillies,” a 21-track album first released on CD, is now available on iTunes and Amazon. The CD includes some of Kalas’ best calls, plus interviews with Kalas himself.
Pat Hughes, the voice of the Chicago Cubs on WGN Radio since 1996, narrates the 70-minute album.
“Harry Kalas was blessed with one of the most distinctive and unforgettable voices in broadcasting history,” Hughes said in a news release. “It’s understandable why fans still miss Harry so much. These recordings are the perfect way to remember and reconnect with such a beloved icon.”
The album also is available at Citizens Bank Park and www.baseballvoices.com. It will soon be available at additional retail outlets in the Philadelphia area.
The Moyer Foundation will host “An Evening at the Ballpark” on May 17 at 6 p.m. in the Diamond Club of Citizens Bank Park. Jamie Moyer and Philadelphia celebrities will dinner to attendees, who will have the opportunity to bid on silent and live auction iteams.
The event has raised more than $1 million over the past four years.
All proceeds from the event will benefit The Moyer Foundation’s Camp Erin program, the largest national bereavement camp in the country for grieving children and teens. Sponsorship opportunities, as well as tickets, are available. For more information and to purchase tickets or become a sponsor, contact Katie Hamilton at 206.298.1217 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two years ago I wrote a story for The Philadelphia Inquirer about a Kalas tribute CD that Cubs broadcaster Pat Hughes produced, wrote and narrated. Hughes recently updated the CD with Kalas’ calls from the 2008 World Series and playoffs.
“I was really impressed with it,” Kalas said in the 2007 story. “He was able to capture the passion of the Phillies fans, and the fact that we had some replays on there of some great moments in Phillies history, it was really something. I’m very honored by it.”
The CD can be found at baseballvoices.com.
I figured it’s worth mentioning with the holidays around the corner. There’s a lot of good stuff on there. And it’s always good to hear HK again.