ERNIE HARWELL

Game 408 | July 30, 1991 | Ernie Harwell
Owner of one of the great voices in broadcasting, the articulate Harwell did play-by-play on major league baseball games for 55 years, 42 of them with the Detroit Tigers. In 1948 he became the only announcer in baseball history to be traded for a player when Dodgers' general manager Branch Rickey traded catcher Cliff Dapper to the Atlanta Crackers in exchange for breaking Harwell's contract.



Game 605 | September 10, 2002 | Ernie Harwell
After 55 years in sports broadcasting, Ernie Harwell announced he planned to retire at the end of the 2002 season. He spent the last 42 years of his Hall-of-Fame career as the play-by-play voice of the Detroit Tigers. He returned to Minnesota in early April 2007 to speak at the funeral of his long-time friend, Twins broadcaster Herb Carneal.


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