For 55 years, Mr. Ernie Harwell was the quintessential icon of baseball broadcasters. Over 42 of those seasons, Mr. Harwell was the radio voice for the Detroit Tigers earning a niche in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981. Detroit felt pride because Mr. Harwell was so proud of the city each and every day.
Mr. Harwell invited the listener into the ballpark. His voice always kept it easy and never took the spotlight off the game.
The broadcaster’s voice did not compare to the kindness of his person. Out of the booth, Mr, Harwell was gracious to people with his kind demeanor, his endless smiles and humble whit.
For baseball fans’ everywhere his love for the game was rarified air, that will be sorely missed.
The sports world is forever indebted to you for writing the greatest meaning of baseball, that will forever define it.
Mr. Harwell, it was my honor and your heart that made me fall in love with baseball.