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.
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