Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Ernie Harwell

I have to take a moment on here to mark the passing of a legend, radio voice of the Detroit Tigers, Ernie Harwell.

For years, I listened to Mr. Harwell doing the play-by-play for the Detroit Tigers, on the radio. He was the voice of the Tigers for 42 years, so I guess I was a listener for most of them ... in my car, at work ...

One time my sister and I were driving back from Michigan, and we were able to pick up a baseball game on the car radio around the call letters of WJR (the "Great Voice of the Great Lakes"). I think we were in PA. We knew it was a Tigers game because we recognized the voice immediately.

Here's a video from ESPN.

Ernie died yesterday at the age of 92 - a good run.

2 comments:

Ed Cameron said...

Gillian,

I agree Ernie was a classic!

I will always regret that I never saw a game at Tiger Stadium.

Ed

SJS said...

Ed, what an embarrassing confession.

I was driving by Tiger Stadium in the recent past and started to cry when I saw that I chose the very moment when it was coming down. Horrible.