Perhaps no player was closer to Harry Kalas than former slugger Mike Schmidt. The Hall of Fame third baseman spent his entire career with the Phillies, and Kalas called every one of Schmidt's 548 career home runs.
Here is the statement Schmidt released after hearing of Kalas' death:
"I was saddened today to hear of the sudden passing of my longtime close friend Harry Kalas. I know I can speak for the Phillies when I say Harry Kalas was loved by everyone.
"All of us could relate to our daily confrontations with his smile, his charm, and his warmth. He spread his passion for people, and baseball, all over the country for almost 50 years. His voice will resonate in my mind the rest of my life.
"I will never be called 'Michael Jack' again without seeing his smile. I and my wife Donna pray for the entire Kalas family that they might find peace during this trying time."