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Kalas in 2011.
|Born:December 31, 1965|
Todd Harry Kalas (born December 31, 1965) is a television broadcaster for the Houston Astros. He is the son of the late longtime Philadelphia Phillies Hall of Fame and Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame broadcaster Harry Kalas.
Early life and career
In 1988, Kalas graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in broadcast journalism. He moved to Tampa Bay as sports director at Vision Cable in Clearwater. He began his baseball career in 1991 with the Louisville Redbirds.
Tampa Bay Rays
In 1998 Kalas joined the Rays' broadcasting team for their inaugural season and continued with the organization until 2016.
In the offseason, Todd Kalas works with Cox Sports Television in Louisiana, handling play-by-play duties for college football, basketball and baseball. He is a part of the University of South Florida basketball radio broadcast team. He also fills in as pregame host for the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Kalas is single and resides in the Houston area.
After his father Harry's death on April 13, 2009, Todd, along with his younger brothers Brad and Kane, threw out the first pitch at the first home game in Philadelphia four days later. Todd's ball was thrown to former Phillies third baseman Mike Schmidt, who is also in the Philadelphia Baseball Hall of Fame.