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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