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Ernie Harwell
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09/15/2002 4:49 pm ET 
So long, Ernie: A legend leaves the booth

Ernie Harwell
The Ernie Harwell statue along the concourse near the Comerica Park's main entrance. (Jason Beck/MLB.com)
By the time the Detroit Tigers begin Spring Training in 2003, Ernie Harwell might still be on one of his all-expenses-paid vacations the Tigers gave him. But while he won't be in the broadcast booth, Ernie Harwell Day served to remind the legendary broadcaster that he'll never leave Detroiters' hearts.

The overcast skies over Comerica Park served as an appropriate backdrop for the mixed emotions. Harwell still has two weeks before he leaves the broadcast booth, so the end really hasn't yet caught on. The show of appreciation, however, was enough to draw a hint of a tear behind the sunglasses of a man who rarely grew too emotional on the air.  More >

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Tigers celebrate Ernie Harwell Day
By the time the Detroit Tigers begin Spring Training in 2003, Ernie Harwell might still be on one of his all expenses-paid vacations the Tigers gave him. But while he won't be in the broadcast booth, Ernie Harwell Day served to remind the legendary broadcaster that he'll never leave Detroiters' hearts.
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Fans pay tribute to Ernie Harwell
Tigers fans stood and cheered as the cherry red convertible drove around the perimeter of the ballpark bearing broadcasting legend Ernie Harwell. It was a chance for them to say thank you to the Hall of Famer who had described all the events, good and bad, for the Tigers since 1960.
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Players recognize Harwell's legacy
Robert Fick might have come closer to choking up on Ernie Harwell Day than Ernie himself. "He held himself together pretty well," Fick said with a smile.
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Harwell: Doing more with less
The man who has always been overly generous with his time, wisdom and smiles became great behind the microphone in part for his thriftiness of words. He describes more of the game while using relatively little of his airtime, even if it doesn't put dramatic calls on history's highlight reel.
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Harwell a favorite of players
Some of Ernie Harwell's greatest admirers don't hear him call a single pitch most nights. However, players appreciate the quality of Ernie Harwell as a person as much as fans appreciate the quality of Ernie Harwell as a broadcaster.
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Get ready for a Harwell weekend
Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell has enjoyed some sort of ceremony at every ballpark the Tigers have visited this year. This weekend, it's Detroit's turn.
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What's your favorite Harwell moment? How has Ernie touched your life? Read the messages from Tigers fans about legendary broadcaster Ernie Harwell.
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