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.

“Al Michaels.”

“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………

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