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Phillies Accept Fan Commissioned Statue Of Harry Kalas

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The fans commissioned a statue of the late broadcaster Harry Kalas, and the Phillies have decided to accept it. 

The Phillies have agreed to accept a bronze statue of beloved broadcaster Harry Kalas, created and funded by Phillies fans.  Phils VP for Operations Mike Stiles says he was relieved to see that sculptor Larry Nowlan captured the essence of Harry.

“It is impressive.  It’s seven and a half feet tall.  There’s no mistaking that it’s Harry.  And that was a concern for me.  Because all of our fans know Harry so well.  If somehow this had turned out not to look like Harry, that would have been a problem, for, I think our fans.  But that’s not the case at all.”

Now, comes the question of where to put it at Citizens Bank Park, and when it should be dedicated.  Stiles says those decisions are still being made.

Reported by Mike DeNardo, KYW Newsradio

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  • Erik Lambertsen

    It looks like Bob Barker.

    • beth ann dobson

      Harry was The Voice and the fans that listened to the games on the radio and the TV, weather it was the Phillies or a football game or NFL films…the statue should be viewed by the public, not just the fans who pay for a ticket to the game.

  • Elayne Cipolla

    The statue ought to be somewhere in Ashburn Alley. After all, Whitey and Harry were a duo in this area for a long time. Where else would Harry be but with his buddy? Also, most fans that go to the stadium find their way to the Alley before, during or after a game. It’s the gathering place for fans.

  • Bob BoDean

    It doesn’t look like Harry to me sorry, but nice idea….

    • David Muntz

      Bob, if you would, please email your comments after you see the statue. This is not a picture of it. This is a picture of a miniature bronze that we did as a gift to one of our larger donors. Best Regards. dm

  • Joe

    Nice statue…It is a cool tribute to Harry.

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