Hall of Fame broadcaster Harwell passes
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May 5, 2010 - The broadcaster that many think of as the voice of baseball itself has passed away.

Hall of Fame announcer Ernie Harwell died Tuesday at his suburban Detroit home at age 92. Harwell, whose major-league broadcasting career spanned more than half a century, suffered from inoperable cancer. Harwell, best known for 42 years with the Detroit Tigers, became the first active broadcaster to go into the Hall of Fame when he received the Ford C. Frick Award in 1981. He also worked for the Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Giants, Baltimore Orioles and CBS Radio.

Click here to listen to Harwell's classic "A Game For All America", from his Cooperstown induction speech.

Click here for more coverage from the Tigers' official website, the Detroit News, and the Detroit Free Press.


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