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R.I.P., Ernie Harwell

Legendary Detroit Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell, who called games for the baseball team for more than 40 years, has passed away in suburban Detroit at age 92. You don't have to be a Tigers diehard — or even much of a sports fan, for that matter — to harbor fond remembrances Harwell's easy-but-assured tones wafting out of your radio on warm summer evenings. In a metro Detroit that can speak with many voices, Harwell's is one that will resonate with many of us here, as well as with Tigers fans around the country and world, for a long time to come. Peace, Ernie.

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    I did not grow up in Detroit but have lived in Michigan since 2000 and have just now started following the Tigers and you are right... you didn't have to be a fan of the Tigers or even baseball to know who Ernie was and that he was special to this city, state and sport.

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