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Ernie Harwell

Ernie HarwellAKA Earnest Harwell

Born: 25-Jan-1918
Birthplace: Washington, GA
Died: 4-May-2010
Location of death: Novi, MI
Cause of death: Cancer - Liver
Remains: Buried, Oakwood Cemetery, Farmington, MI

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Sports Journalist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Voice of the Detroit Tigers

Military service: USMC (four years)

Top-notch baseball play-by-play man for radio and television. Called Bobby Thomson's famous home run that won the pennant for the New York Giants in 1951, but best known for his decades with the Detroit Tigers.

Father: Davis Gray Harwell
Wife: Lulu Tankersley (m. 30-Aug-1941, until his death, two sons, two daughters)
Son: Bill
Son: Gray
Daughter: Julie
Daughter: Carolyn

    University: Emory University

    ESPN Baseball play-by-play, 2003
    Bush-Cheney '04
    Ford C. Frick Award 1981
    Radio Hall of Fame 1998

    SPORTS FRANCHISE HISTORY
    Brooklyn Dodgers Play-by-play, 1948-49
    New York Giants Play-by-play, 1950-53
    Baltimore Orioles Play-by-play, 1954-59
    Detroit Tigers Play-by-play, 1960-91
    California Angels Play-by-play, 1992
    Detroit Tigers Play-by-play, 1993-2002

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (Oct-1998) · Himself
    Cobb (2-Dec-1994) · Hall of Fame Emcee
    Cooperstown (26-Jan-1993)


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