H.Res. 350: Honoring the life and accomplishments of Harry Kalas for his invaluable contributions to the national past-time of baseball, the community, and the Nation

H.Res. 350

Honoring the life and accomplishments of Harry Kalas for his invaluable contributions to the national past-time of baseball, the community, and the Nation

Date
July 21, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact

Floor Situation

H.Res. 350 is being considered under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) March 21, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 350 would resolve that the House of Representatives "honors the life and accomplishments of Harry Kalas for his invaluable contributions to the national past-time of baseball, the community, and the Nation."

Background

Harry Norbert Kalas was an American sportscaster, best known for his Frick Award-winning role as lead play-by-play announcer for Major League Baseball's Philadelphia Phillies. Kalas was also closely identified with the National Football League, serving as a voice-over narrator for NFL Films productions and calling games nationally for Westwood One radio.