"I was honored to do it," Moyer said. "In that type of situation, it was very special to me to talk about my feelings for a person [we're] grieving for. It was not an easy thing to do, but I enjoyed doing it. It was my way of grieving."
Not many announcers have a way of connecting with the players, but Kalas connected with everyone. No one disliked him. No one was wary of him.
"I just think he was real," Moyer said. "What you saw every day, who he was -- well, he was real. There was always a pleasantness about him. There was no underlying motive. He was real. There were no barriers."
It didn't matter if you were an All-Star or the latest player recalled from Triple-A. Kalas was true to everyone.
"During the service, you could hear some players sniffling and fighting their emotions," Phillies reliever Clay Condrey said. "Harry was a special guy. He was genuine."
Greg Dobbs remembered the first time he met Kalas.
"I was in Spring Training a couple of years ago, trying to make an impact, and I hear Harry coming from behind saying, 'Dobbsy,'" Dobbs said. "The voice was so recognizable. When I made the team and I hit my first homer, I wanted to see it, so I could hear Harry's call. I feel honored to have met him."
The same goes for rookie catcher Lou Marson.
Marson homered in his first Major League start on the final day of the regular season.
"I remember hearing the call," Marson said. "It was definitely an honor and was very special to me."
It was also special to Phillies manager Charlie Manuel, who built a strong bond with Kalas.
"He was a very popular guy," Manuel said. "He was well-liked. I think you saw all that. He was an amazing person."