Topic: William Earnest "Ernie" Harwell 1918-2010

Hall of Fame broadcaster Ernie Harwell who spent 42 years as the playbyplay voice of the Detroit Tigers died yesterday at age 92, of cc.

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball … 4317_x.htm

"Baseball is the President tossing out the first ball of the season and a scrubby schoolboy playing catch with his dad on a Mississippi farm. A tall, thin old man waving a scorecard from the corner of his dugout. That

Re: William Earnest "Ernie" Harwell 1918-2010

I read about him recently. His interview showed him as a man of great dignity. Thoughts and prayers for his family.

Kris

Cancer is a word, not a sentence.

36 year old patient with buckets of hope

Re: William Earnest "Ernie" Harwell 1918-2010

I grew up listening to Ernie's broadcasts of the Tiger's baseball games.  I literally heard him talk on the radio for hundreds, if not thousands of hours.  He was a good man and well respected here in Michigan.  Hopefully he will bring some more awareness to this cancer, much like Payton did.

Rick

Ulcerative Colitis 1990, Stage 0 colon cancer and subsequent colectomy with J-pouch in 7/2005, PSC 7/2005, Klatsin CCA 8/2009