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Wed May 5, 2010
Baseball world remembers Tigers' Ernie Harwell
By Jerome Vaughn, Michigan Public Radio Network
Legendary Detroit Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell has died.
Harwell came to Detroit in 1960 and spent more than 40 years announcing Tigers games. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981.
Harwell called his last Tigers game in September, 2002. Here's how he ended that broadcast.
"I might have been a small part of your life, but you've been a very large part of mine," he said. "And it's my privilege and honor to share with you the greatest game of all. Now God has a new adventure for me and I'm ready to move on. So, I leave you with a deep sense of appreciation for your long time loyalty and support. I thank you very much and God bless all of you."
Harwell died at his home in Novi Tuesday night after a battle with bile duct cancer. He was 92 years old.
A public viewing for Harwell will be held at Comerica Park beginning Thursday at 7 a.m.