William Earnest "Ernie" Harwell is an American sportsman best known for his long career known as Major League Baseball. In 55 seasons, including 42 with the Detroit Tigers, Harwell has called to play on radio and / or television. In January 2009, the American Sports Broadcasting Association ranked Harwell 16th on its list of the 50 best sports radio hosts of all time.
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Legendary baseball broadcaster who spent 55 years calling games, 42 of which for the Detroit Tigers.
He never had to pay for baseball games after becoming a batboy for the Atlanta Crackers when he was five.
In 2000, his name was posted in the outfield of Comerica Park where legendary Tigers had their names and numbers retired.
He was married to Lulu Tankersley until his death, and they had four children together.
He covered Tigers games during the 1984 season when Alan Trammell helped lead the team to a World Series Championship.
- Baltimore Colts Diffusers
- New York Giants (NL) Announcer
- California Angels Diffusers
- Ford C. Frick Award Recipient
- Baltimore Orioles Diffusers
- Television stations of Detroit Tigers
- New York Giants television stations
- Detroit Radio Personalities
- Golf writers and broadcasters
- American radio sports announcer
- Alumni of Emory University
- Sports bulletin on American television
- US Marine personnel during World War II
- Atlanta athletes
Latest information about Ernie Harwell updated on May 10 2021.