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Harry the K Would Like to Call a Super Bowl

Jan 30, 2008, 11:00 AM EDT

Harry Kalas Phillies Broadcaster CD voices
From an interesting find over at Scout.com, famed Cubs broadcaster Pat Hughes has gone out and made CDs featuring the audio highlights of some of the best to ever call a game.  He started with Harry Carey and recently put together a CD for the Phillies own Harry Kalas titled "Harry Kalas: Voice of the Phillies."  The CD runs the entire career of Harry.


The CD takes you back to Kalas’ beginnings with the Astros and features
the one inning of work that he did in an Astros and Yankees game that
featured Mickey Mantle, Bobby Richardson and Roger Maris all stepping
to the plate. The cuts detail events in Kalas’ career from the opening
of the Astrodome to the closing of Veterans Stadium and everything in
between, including his time with Richie Ashburn. Phillies fans will be
interested to know that even though he opened the Astrodome, it wasn’t
Kalas’ most memorable opening. "The current one [Citizens Bank Park] is
more exciting. I have many fond memories of my years at Veterans
Stadium, but the days of multi-purpose stadiums for baseball and
football have passed, so even though I have great memories of being at
The Vet."

One of the things I found most interesting was Harry’s desire to call an NFL Super Bowl:

… is there anything in broadcasting that Kalas
hasn’t been able to do? "I’ve done everything in broadcasting that I’d
like to do. I’ve enjoyed it and I enjoy every game that I do," said
Kalas. "Since I do football during the regular season, maybe to
broadcast a Super Bowl would be special." While he hasn’t had the
opportunity to broadcast a Super Bowl, Kalas has narrated the
highlights to them for NFL Films, just one of his broadcasting duties
outside of Phillies baseball.

You can check out the CD over at Amazon or read the article over at Scout.com.

Any Phillies fans heard the disc?