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Harry the K
The Remarkable Life of Harry Kalas
By (author) Randy Miller

Summary

To Philadelphia Phillies fans, he was the soundtrack of summer. To millions of football fans across America, he was the “Voice of the NFL.” And as open and giving as Harry Kalas was throughout his professional and personal life, there are countless layers of the man that have remained unknown . . . until now.

Author Randy Miller interviewed more than 160 people—including all of Harry's surviving family, many of his close friends from childhood to present, numerous colleagues from baseball and the NFL, and even Harry's longtime personal psychologist—to craft a loving and shockingly honest portrayal of one of the most celebrated broadcasters in the history of sports.

With incredible details from all phases of his life—from his upbringing in the Chicago suburbs, to his Hall of Fame broadcasting career in baseball, to his ubiquitous voiceover work with the NFL, to his personal vices for drinking and women, to his legendary friendship with Richie “Whitey” Ashburn, to his ongoing feud with on-air partner Chris Wheeler—Harry the K: The Remarkable Life of Harry Kalas will surprise, delight, and enlighten all fans of the man they called “Harry the K.”

about Randy Miller

  • Randy Miller has covered the Phillies for suburban Philadelphia newspapers Bucks County Courier Times, Doylestown Intelligencer and Burlington County Times since 1996. He has spent countless hours in ballparks, press boxes, and hotel bars with Harry Kalas and others in the Phillies organization. A native of Jeannette, Pa., Miller resides outside Philadelphia in Fairless Hills, Pa.

reviews

The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Miller’s dogged reportorial skills are considerable and are on impressive display in a book that is unvarnished and unsparing, but also straightforward and balanced…Miller's book will strike chords of recognition among Phillies followers, many of whom were raised hearing 'Hard to believe, Harry.'” 

Larry Kane, host of Comcast's The Voice of Reason
“This is a book I believe probably is the greatest Philadelphia sports book ever written. As a Philadelphia sports book, there is nothing better than this. This is the real stuff. This is not just who, what, when, where and why, but how and why it happened.” 

Angelo Cataldi, 610-WIP Morning Show Host
"I loved Harry Kalas before I read this book, and I love him more after reading it."

Queens Chronicle
"'Harry the K' is one of the best biographies, period, to hit the market in years."

The Trentonian
“Kalas’ life was recently depicted in a terrific book by Randy Miller, ‘Harry the K.’ I rarely do book endorsements, but it was a great literary monument to the man, myth and legend that he was, and it didn’t pull any punches about his personal life.”

other editions

  • eBook | ISBN 9780762440344
    Pub date: 03/09/2010 | Price: 12.99 Canada/$9.99
    336 Pages
    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports
    SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / General

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