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McCarver picked for baseball's Frick Award

McCarver picked for baseball's Frick Award

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Tim McCarver, who played in the major leagues for 21 seasons and has broadcast games for more than 30, has been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Tigers replace statue's missing glasses

DETROIT, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The Detroit Tigers said the glasses missing from the statue of longtime Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell at Comerica Park are due to be replaced this week.
Harwell mourned at Comerica Park

Harwell mourned at Comerica Park

DETROIT, May 6 (UPI) -- Fans gathered at Comerica Park Thursday to remember hugely popular retired Detroit Tigers announcer Ernie Harwell, who died this week at 92.

MLB: Minnesota 4, Detroit 3

MINNEAPOLIS, May 4 (UPI) -- J.J. Hardy tripled and then scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth Tuesday, giving the Minnesota Twins a 4-3 win over the Detroit Tigers.

Baseball broadcaster Harwell dies at 92

DETROIT, May 4 (UPI) -- Hall of Fame Detroit Tigers baseball announcer Ernie Harwell died Tuesday at age 92, the Detroit Free Press reported.

MLB: Detroit 4, Kansas City 3

DETROIT, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Fernando Rodney finished off a scoreless four-inning effort from the relief corps Wednesday and Detroit rallied to edge Kansas City 4-3.

Tigers broadcaster Harwell facing cancer

DETROIT, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Longtime Detroit Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell says he is attempting to remain optimistic despite having inoperable cancer.

Harwell said resting after procedure

NOVI, Mich., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Former Detroit Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell was resting at home Sunday after undergoing a bile duct procedure, a spokesman said.

Group tries to save part of Tiger Stadium

DETROIT, July 1 (UPI) -- Demolition of Tiger Stadium in Detroit began this week while the Old Tiger Stadium Conservancy struggled to get funding to save part of the landmark.

Plan proposed for Tiger Stadium conversion

DETROIT, July 31 (UPI) -- Baseball and history fans in Detroit may have bought some time to save their beloved Tiger Stadium from the wrecking ball by proposing to redevelop it.

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Ernie Harwell
SLP99061410 - 14 JUNE 1999 - ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: St. Louis Cardinals' Hall of Fame broadcaster Jack Buck (L) shares a laugh with Detroit Tigers' broadcaster Ernie Harwell, after the two teams played an interleague game, June 13. iw/bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI

William Earnest "Ernie" Harwell (January 25, 1918 – May 4, 2010) was an American sportscaster, known for his long career calling play-by-play of Major League Baseball games. For 55 years, 42 of them with the Detroit Tigers, Harwell called the action on radio and/or television. In January 2009, the American Sportscasters Association ranked Harwell 16th on its list of Top 50 Sportscasters of All Time.

Ernie Harwell grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, working in his youth as a paperboy for the Atlanta Georgian; one of his customers was writer Margaret Mitchell. He was an avid baseball fan from an early age; he became visiting batboy for the Atlanta Crackers of the Southern Association at the tender age of five, and never had to buy a ticket to get into a baseball game again. At sixteen he began working as a regional correspondent for The Sporting News.

Harwell attended Emory University, where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and helped edit The Emory Wheel. After graduating, Harwell worked as a copy editor and sportswriter for the Atlanta Constitution. In 1943, he began announcing games for the Crackers on WSB radio, after which he served four years in the United States Marine Corps.

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