Harry Kalas biographer says the Phillies broadcaster lived a fuller life than most

By BOB ANDELMAN

I can’t honestly recall ever hearing a Philadelphia Phillies game called by the late Harry Kalas, but after being exposed to the man and his life in the pages of Randy Miller’s fascinating biography, Harry the K, I feel like I missed out on something special.

Don’t misunderstand: Harry Kalas was no saint. He loved baseball, of course, but also wine, women and song—and I mean that quite literally, as I believe Randy Miller will tell you momentarily.

One more thing: I’m doing this interview under protest since the 2008 Phillies wiped up the floor with my beloved Rays in the World Series this year—and then stuck us with Pat Burrell.

Hear it now!RANDY MILLER AUDIO EXCERPT: “Jasmine, as much as she was hurt, she still believes that Harry Kalas was the best man she ever met. To this day, she worships the ground Harry Kalas walked on. She thinks she’s going to be reunited with him in Heaven.” 

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Bob Andelman is the host and producer of Mr. Media® Interviews. He is also the author or co-author of 15 books, including The Wawa Way with Howard Stoeckel, Building Atlanta with Herman J. Russell, Fans Not Customers with Vernon W. Hill, founder of Commerce Bank and Metro Bank UK, Mind Over Business with Ken Baum, The Consulate with Thomas R. Stutler, The Profiler with Pat Brown, Built From Scratch with the founders of The Home Depot, The Profit Zone with Adrian Slywotzky, Mean Business with Albert J. Dunlap, and Will Eisner: A Spirited Life. Click here to see Bob Andelman's Amazon Central author page. He is a member in good standing of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (member page).