Remembering Sportscaster Ernie Harwell

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

We look back at the long career of William Earnest "Ernie" Harwell (January 25, 1918 — May 4, 2010). Harwell was a sportscaster best known for his long run with the Detroit Tigers, announcing the baseball games on radio and television. He broadcast for the Brooklyn Dodgers, the New York Giants and the Baltimore Orioles, but he found a permanent home with the Tigers and won love from Tigers's fans. He died Tuesday at age 92.

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Beth Robinson from New York

I'm not a huge fan - follower of any sport - don't root for or avidly follow any team but even I knew of Ernie Harwell. Your piece on Mr. Harwell was beautifully crafted and a pleasure to listen to. The audio clips brought me back to a simpler time and made me appreciate the loss if only for all the avid baseball fans out there. Really good radio thanks for the piece.

May. 05 2010 11:25 PM

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