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Farewell Mr. Harwell


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#1 OFFLINE   spartanstew

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 10:42 PM

Many days of my youth/adulthood were spent listening to Ernie Harwell.

A class act and he'll be sorely missed.

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#2 OFFLINE   Sharkie_Fan

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 10:48 PM

I saw that a little while ago.... A sad day for baseball, and more specifically Tigers fans, for sure.
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Posted 04 May 2010 - 11:07 PM

yep agree truely a sad day for baseball he will be missed Godspeed Ernie you will be missed.

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 06:58 AM

Sad day for baseball, another true "voice" of a team is gone. RIP Mr Harwell.
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Posted 05 May 2010 - 07:14 AM

Man was a legend and a genuinely nice guy. His obit in today's New York Times is a good read.

"He conveyed warmth through a relaxed and humorous style that mixed the precise details of the game, player anecdotes, tales about his wife, Lulu, and idiosyncratic phrases that defined him to millions of listeners.

A player retired on a called third strike “stood there like the house by the side of the road” or was “called out for excessive window shopping.” A double play was “two for the price of one.” A foul ball that reached the stands was caught by “a man from Saginaw” or any other city or town that came to mind at the moment."


Heard on the news this morning he's being honored tonight by Fordham University's radio station, along with CBS's Bob Schieffer.
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Posted 05 May 2010 - 07:46 AM

God bless you, Ernie. You were the voice of summer while I was growing up. There will never be another like you. :(
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Posted 05 May 2010 - 08:17 AM

:(

Ernie was simply great.
I listened to him almost every day as a kid.
He was a big part of my childhood memories.
Baseball will never be quite the same.

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 09:55 AM

I heard on the radio on the way to work that they're having a public viewing at Comerica park today. Started at 7:00 am and will last until every person who wants to pay their respects has had the opportunity to do so!

I also saw a quote yesterday from Jon Miller, he said Ernie Harwell told him "On TV, you get the 'movie verson'. Radio is the Novel".

While my youth was spent listening to other radio announcers... it's sad to have another one of the greats taken from us.
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Posted 06 May 2010 - 12:57 PM

I used to listen to Ernie Harwell on WJR when I lived in Erie, PA with my grandfather on summer nights. He was a Tigers fan (I was a Yankees fan). I can still remember the hot humid nights sitting on my grandfather's front porch listen on his little battery operated radio to Mr. Harwell calling balls and strikes. I can hear his call even now. RIP Mr. Harwell. I wasn't a Tigers fan, but you made me actually root for them at times (when they weren't playing NY).
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