The Detroit Tigers legendary broadcaster Ernie Harwell
is celebrating his 92nd birthday today. You are probably aware that
last year Harwell was diagnosed with incurable cancer. Since that
announcement, Harwell has shared his good-byes with the news media, fans at Comerica Park, and the baseball world.
Among a number of things, he continues to write a column for the Detroit Free Press. Today’s article can read here. DETROIT FREE PRESS/Ernie Harwell. Yesterday’s column from Ernie Harwell can be found here. DETROIT FREE PRESS/Ernie Harwell/10JAN24.
Although I grew up listening to, and idolizing Ernie, I realize that
many readers have never heard Ernie’s play-by-play of
the action on the field. There is a video on Fox SportsNet Detroit that will give you some insight into Harwell’s most famous signature calls. View the video here.
Today’s post is short, but important. Anyone who has been told that
six months was the most you could expect, a simple birthday becomes a
major milestone. He said he would like to see another birthday, and I
am thrilled that he did.
Ernie is respected by many – and loved by so many more. He has
approached dying with grace, and great amount of savoir-faire. Please
continue to keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ERNIE!!
If you would like to send a card or letter to Ernie Harwell, here is the address:
c/o S. Gary Spicer Sr., Attorney at Law,
16845 Kercheval Ave. Suite 5
Grosse Pointe, MI 48230