Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Larry Andersen Tried to Save Harry

Phans, have you grown to adore your very own radio color guy and former Phils pitcher Larry Andersen more than any color commentator since Richie Ashburn? Do you enjoy his nightly banter with radio play by play man Scott Franzke more than you enjoy Crab Fries and Schmitters? Has your love of "LA" come close to equalling your love of seeing that Liberty Bell at Citizens Bank Park getting rung? Well...your feelings for Larry might get a little more intense very quickly, as you read the next couple lines.

A little known detail about the day Harry Kalas died is that Larry Andersen performed CPR on Harry in the broadcast booth of Nationals Park until paramedics arrived.

Andersen revealed the information while speaking to students at Temple University on Tuesday.

Some previous reports stated that director of broadcasting Rob Brooks performed CPR on Harry Kalas.

Larry Andersen did his darnedest to save the life of one of Philadelphia's most beloved media and sports figures...a man who was more of a Phillie to many of us than countless guys who have actually worn that uniform. We were all heart broken. But it's a sure thing that Larry's heart must have been separated into a few more pieces than the rest of our's were that day.

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Information about Andersen's Temple visit was found on Prof. George Miller's Journalism & Society Blog.

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1 comment:

mvr joe said...

The only LA i love.