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Homers during Kalas’ tenure

Posted by Andy on April 27, 2009

I'm having a hard time saying goodbye to Harry Kalas.

He was a broadcaster with the Phillies from 1971 until this season. Here are the most homers by a Phillies player from 1971 to 2008:

  Cnt Player             **HR** From  To   Ages   G    PA    AB    R    H   2B  3B  RBI  BB  IBB  SO  HBP  SH  SF GDP  SB   CS   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  Positions
+----+-----------------+-------+----+----+-----+----+-----+-----+----+----+---+---+----+----+---+----+---+---+---+---+----+---+-----+-----+-----+-----+---------+
    1 Mike Schmidt        548   1972 1989 22-39 2404 10062  8352 1506 2234 408  59 1595 1507 201 1883  79  16 108 156  174  92  .267  .380  .527  .907 *53/64
    2 Pat Burrell         251   2000 2008 23-31 1306  5388  4535  655 1166 253  14  827  785  47 1273  26   0  42 104    5   1  .257  .367  .485  .852 *7/3D
    3 Greg Luzinski       223   1971 1980 20-29 1281  5302  4618  618 1297 253  21  811  569  74 1093  61   1  53  96   29  27  .281  .364  .490  .854 *7/3
    4 Bobby Abreu         195   1998 2006 24-32 1353  5885  4857  891 1474 348  42  814  947  94 1078  23   4  54  88  254  80  .303  .416  .513  .929 *9/8D
    5 Ryan Howard         177   2004 2008 24-28  572  2442  2071  360  578  99   7  499  331  97  692  19   0  21  39    2   2  .279  .380  .590  .970 *3/D
    6 Mike Lieberthal     150   1994 2006 22-34 1174  4613  4141  528 1137 255  10  609  331  34  560  88  10  43 112    8   7  .275  .338  .450  .788 *2/D
    7 Scott Rolen         150   1996 2002 21-27  844  3643  3125  533  880 207  19  559  426  29  714  54   0  38  50   71  25  .282  .373  .504  .877 *5
    8 Darren Daulton      134   1983 1997 21-35 1109  4185  3504  489  858 189  23  567  607  57  709  23  12  39  34   48   9  .245  .357  .427  .784 *2/9D37
    9 Chase Utley         130   2003 2008 24-29  735  3126  2739  490  817 189  22  492  272  22  496  83   3  29  44   60  11  .298  .375  .526  .901 *4/3D
   10 Jimmy Rollins       125   2000 2008 21-29 1251  5787  5269  845 1461 307  90  544  426  34  695  30  31  31  75  295  61  .277  .333  .441  .774 *6/4
   11 Von Hayes           124   1983 1991 24-32 1208  4988  4306  646 1173 232  30  568  619  74  677  16   4  43  79  202  77  .272  .363  .427  .790 3897/5
   12 Juan Samuel         100   1983 1989 22-28  852  3780  3503  523  921 176  71  413  208  20  825  40   3  26  45  249  78  .263  .310  .439  .749 *4/895

Chase Utley had another homer in 2009 before Kalas' death.

I don't know if Kalas called all of Mike Schmidt's career homers. Probably not--Kalas probably missed a game here or there due to illness.

Harry the K also was a broadcaster for the Houston Colt 45s (now the Astros) from 1965 to 1970. Here are the leading HR hitters during that period for the Astros:

  Cnt Player             **HR** From  To   Ages   G    PA    AB    R    H   2B  3B  RBI  BB  IBB  SO  HBP  SH  SF GDP  SB   CS   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  Positions
+----+-----------------+-------+----+----+-----+----+-----+-----+----+----+---+---+----+----+---+----+---+---+---+---+----+---+-----+-----+-----+-----+---------+
    1 Jimmy Wynn          163   1965 1970 23-28  882  3780  3167  534  845 152  19  484  543  49  713  17  21  32  54  130  47  .267  .374  .481  .855
    2 Joe Morgan           48   1965 1970 21-26  713  3158  2623  435  698 109  46  219  486  13  304  10  25  14  24  154  49  .266  .381  .398  .779 *4
    3 Doug Rader           44   1967 1970 22-25  456  1832  1640  218  428  76  14  239  157  19  287  13   8  14  51    6  12  .261  .328  .405  .733 *5/3
    4 Rusty Staub          43   1965 1968 21-24  594  2401  2101  228  614 129   6  290  243  63  222  13  21  23  56    7   5  .292  .366  .421  .787 3
    5 John Bateman         30   1965 1968 24-27  363  1281  1177   98  284  55   4  134   72  39  210  10   8  14  51    1   2  .241  .288  .371  .659 *2
    6 Denis Menke          29   1968 1970 27-29  458  1943  1657  210  455  74  17  238  233  28  248  15  21  17  27   13  20  .275  .366  .392  .758 *64/35
    7 Bob Aspromonte       20   1965 1968 27-30  565  2228  2033  184  528  64  12  208  153  32  218   9  16  17  66    5   8  .260  .312  .333  .645 *5/36
    8 Norm Miller          16   1965 1970 19-24  374  1292  1131  140  270  57  10  125  132  14  215  13   7   9  26   15  10  .239  .323  .349  .672 /52
    9 Joe Pepitone         14   1970 1970 29-29   75   299   279   44   70   9   5   35   18   9   28   1   0   1   7    5   2  .251  .298  .470  .768 /*3
   10 Bob Watson           14   1966 1970 20-24  169   580   522   65  135  29   2   74   43   2   99   7   1   7  17    2   1  .259  .320  .402  .722 /*32
   11 Jim Gentile          14   1965 1966 31-32  130   439   371   38   90  17   2   49   55  10  111   9   3   1   8    0   0  .243  .353  .412  .765 *3

Not much doing other than Wynn, thanks to the Astrodome.

Also, because I was curious, here are the most games by a Phillie from 1965 to 1970 against the Astros with at least one homer.

                   Games Link to Individual Games
+-----------------+-----+-------------------------+
 Dick Allen           20 Ind. Games
 Johnny Callison       7 Ind. Games
 Bill White            6 Ind. Games
 Tony Gonzalez         4 Ind. Games
 Deron Johnson         3 Ind. Games
 Wes Covington         3 Ind. Games
 Cookie Rojas          2 Ind. Games
 Don Money             2 Ind. Games
 Don Lock              2 Ind. Games
 Larry Hisle           2 Ind. Games
 Johnny Briggs         2 Ind. Games
 Rick Wise             1 Ind. Games
 Bobby Wine            1 Ind. Games
 Tony Taylor           1 Ind. Games
 Dick Stuart           1 Ind. Games
 Clay Dalrymple        1 Ind. Games
 Doug Clemens          1 Ind. Games
 Byron Browne          1 Ind. Games

Allen had 21 homers in those 20 games.

Anyway, sorry for my random musings. Like I said, I'm, having trouble saying goodbye.

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One Response to “Homers during Kalas’ tenure”

  1. Lynniemac Says:

    According to multiple media at the time of Harry's death, he did, indeed call every one of Mike Schmidt's 548 homers.