How I met Al Michaels:
Here is my story that aired the other night on 790 KABC as part of the Lasorda at His Best series presented by Skechers:
We were playing in Hawaii, and in those days you would go there and play seven games. Every day I would talk to Al Campanis, our GM, and tell him what our team did. I told him that if he was ever looking for an announcer that the guy doing the games was outstanding.
“What’s his name?” asked Al.
“How do you know he’s a good announcer?”
“Because I’ve been thrown out of the last five games and have been listening to him in the clubhouse!”
That’s when Mr. Campanis got mad………