Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Nutter "Shocked" By Death of Kalas

Mayor Nutter told reporters this afternoon he was shocked to hear that Phillies announcer Harry Kalas had died.

Nutter "Shocked" By Death of Kalas

Mayor Nutter told reporters this afternoon he was shocked to hear that Phillies announcer Harry Kalas had died.

"It's a very sad day for the Phillies and the entire region," he said. "I grew up only listening and knowing the voice of Harry Kalas for the Phillies for a long, long period of time."

Nutter said Kalas's death -- he collapsed in the press box at Nationals Stadium in Washington, DC -- was "characteristic of Kalas, at work, getting himself ready for a Phillies game."

Nutter said he had met Kalas several times. Last fall Nutter was introduced by Kalas at Citizens Bank Park at the conclusion of the parade to celebrate the Phillies' World Series victory.

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