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Ernie Harwell, 1918-2010

Ernie Harwell

Career Highlights
Summary of Accomplishments:
  • Only broadcaster ever involved in a trade
  • Called Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard 'Round the World": 10-3-51
  • Called Hoyt Wilhelm's no-hitter: 9-2-58
  • Called two All-Star Games (1958, '61) for NBC Radio
  • Called three World Series (1963, '68, '84)
  • 1981 Ford C. Frick Award winner
  • Called last game at Detroit's Tiger Stadium: 9-27-99
  • Called first game at Detroit's Comerica Park: 4-11-00
::: Quick Facts :::
Born: January 15, 1918, Washington, Ga.
School: Emory University
MLB debut: 1948
Passed: May 4, 2010, Novi, Mich.

Harwell, iconic voice of the Tigers, passes away at the age of 92

Ernie Harwell, the man who will forever be the voice of the Tigers, passed away on May 4, 2010, at his home in Michigan with his wife of 68 years, Lulu, by his side. The Ford C. Frick Award winner and Michigan Sports Hall of Famer leaves a legacy few can match. More >