Sad Day in Baseball

The news of longtime Phillies’ broadcaster Harry Kalas and former pitcher Mark “The Bird” Fidrych is just sad and puts a damper on the game. Here’s a long at Kalas and Fidrych’s career highlights.

Harry Kalas 1936-2009

  • Called six no-hitters.
  • Called Mike Schmidt’s 500th home run.
  • Every Steve Carlton start.
  • Pete Rose’s 3,631st hit.
  • First games at the Houston Astrodome, Veteran’s Stadium and Citizens Bank Park.
  • 43rd season as a MLB broadcaster and also done NFL voice-overs.

Mark “The Bird” Fidrych

  • Debut on April 20, 1976.
  • Final game October 1, 1980.
  • 1976 AL Rookie of the Year 19-9, with a 2.34 ERA.
  • Fidrych’s claim to fame was that he would appear talking to the baseball and groom the pitcher’s mound.

Until then, see ya at the park!

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One thought on “Sad Day in Baseball

  1. juliasrants April 14, 2009 at 9:45 pm Reply

    And they will both be missed.


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