May 4, 2010
The long time voice of the Detroit Tigers, Ernie Harwell, succumbed to his battle with cancer at the age of 92. It is interesting how much emotion can be contained in such a brief statement.
The world of baseball did not just lose a broadcaster, it lost a national treasure. Harwell did not just call a baseball game. He painted a canvas in our imaginations. Long before the days of television, multiple camera angles, and instant gratification there were men like Ernie Harwell who introduced generations to America’s pastime.