May 04, 2010

1918-2010 (Thanks for the memories, Mr. Harwell)

"A fan from Clarkston will take that one home today," Mr. Harwell would say. Or Kingsley, Elk Rapids, or Vestaburg.

"How does he know where they're from," you would commonly hear people say.

"He just knows."

Back in the '70s and '80s, a Tiger game on TV was rare. A Tiger game on the National Game of the Week had even less chance to happen. But, WDIV out of Detroit, channel 4 I believe, would televise a few games a year. And George Kell and Al Kaline were not terrible announcers. But, Grandpa and Grandma would put the sound down on the TV and listen to the radio. To Ernie.

Ernie Harwell: the voice of the Tigers.

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