Harwell Field opens in honor of Tigers broadcaster

The idea began with a quandary: How do you repay someone like Ernie Harwell for the generosity the Hall of Fame broadcaster displayed in his life?
April 18, 2017

From Flatbush to Chicago, the meaning of baseball

“Baseball was rooted not just in the past but in the culture of the country; it was celebrated in the nation’s literature and songs. When a poor American boy dreamed of escaping his grim life, his fantasy probably involved becoming a professional baseball player. It was not so much the national sport as the binding national myth.” –David Halberstam, Summer of ‘49The room...
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April 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Dickerson wins Harwell Lifetime Achievement Award

Tigers radio play-by-play broadcaster Dan Dickerson has been honored with the prestigious award that bears the name of his predecessor and mentor. The Michigan Sports Broadcasters Association presented Dickerson with the Ernie Harwell Lifetime Achievement Award.
December 20, 2016

Tigers doing their part in auction to honor Forde

The Tigers will auction off game tickets and a tour of the Ernie Harwell Media Center at Comerica Park as part of Major League Baseball's effort to raise money for a renovated field in honor of the late Shannon Forde.
December 05, 2016

Scully's humility big part of legacy

As legacies go, Vin Scully's couldn't be simpler. First, he made broadcasting a baseball game an art form. Others have done this job well -- Russ Hodges and Red Barber, Jack Buck and Ernie Harwell. Scully admires many of them and has emulated some of them.
September 19, 2016

Ernie Harwell’s definition of baseball

YouTube Aside from my dad and grandpa, Ernie Harwell may have been the most critical person who “got me into” loving baseball when I was a kid.  From April until October, I fell asleep listening to Mr. Harwell and George Kell – every night.  By listening to to Harwell and examining the sports page in the next morning, I taught myself how to read.  No joke. To celebrate...
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April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the members of the Detroit Tigers that have had their numbers retired or names honored

Fifteen members of the Detroit Tigers organization have had their numbers retired or names honored. How many of them can you name? Clue: Number or Position/role in franchise
February 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Betting, Blindness, and Baseball

Baseball is a game of sounds. The crack of the bat. The roar of the crowd. The shouts of the vendors. Radio announcers, of course, provide sonic backdrops from optimism lacing spring training to tension surrounding the World Series. Ernie Harwell, Vin Scully, Red Barber, and scores of other broadcasters became civic fixtures by keeping fans informed of balls, strikes, and outs....
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January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Voice of the Turtle – Ernie Harwell (AUDIO)

GABRIEL B. TAIT/Detroit Free Press You couldn’t tell by the flurries in southeast Michigan right now, but spring training is here. And on every first day of spring training, It’s Always Sunny in Detroit honors the late great Ernie Harwell by playing the Voice of the Turtle, a reading he used to do (Song of Solomon 2:12) every first day of baseball. Welcome back, baseball....
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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