On May 4, 2010, we lost a legend.
That legend is former Detroit Tigers broadcaster, Ernie Harwell.
Let’s take some time to remember Harwell.
We miss you, Ernie!
Everyone loved Ernie Harwell, but the love he had for the fans of the Detroit Tigers was equally as strong. 12 years ago today, Harwell gave his farewell speech at Comerica Park. Speech Text: “The Tigers have just finished their 2002 season. And I’ve just finished my baseball broadcasting career, and it’s time to say … Read more
Throughout the history of Detroit sports, there have been plenty of figures who have become loved by the fans. Here is a list of the top 8 most beloved figures in Detroit sports history. Nicklas Lidstrom Nicklas Lidstrom played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League, all of them with the Detroit Red Wings. He was … Read more
Today marks the Detroit Tigers‘ Spring Training opener for the 2021 season. This, of course, means that it is time for the late, great Ernie Harwell to give us his rendition of “Voice of the Turtle.” For, lo, the winter is past, The rain is over and gone The flowers appear on the Earth The … Read more
If you happen to be watching the Detroit Lions game today, you may have caught an Ernie Harwell-ism just before halftime. The Harwell-ism came when Minnesota Vikings‘ WR Chad Beebe caught a pass and then made the Lions defense look silly before scoring the go-ahead touchdown. While looking at the replay, Joe Davis, who is … Read more
Detroit, we have lift off! Detroit Tigers infielder Niko Goodrum absolutely crushed the ball this afternoon at Comerica Park in the bottom of the 1st inning during today’s intrasquad game, blasting it deep to right field off Shao-Ching Chiang: We don't need Statcast to tell us this @NikoGoodrum homer was crushed. Watch live ➡️ https://t.co/f2dMt16oBH … Read more
For years, Ernie Harwell would kick off the Detroit Tigers Grapefruit League schedule by reciting the ‘Voice of the Turtle’ and that was no different this year. But as we know, thanks (or no thanks) to COVID-19, the Tigers are having a Spring Training 2.0 to prep for the 2020 Major League Baseball season, which … Read more
Former Detroit Tigers first baseman Cecil Fielder was nicknamed “Big Daddy” for a reason – he hit some pretty big home runs! On September 14, 1991 when the Tigers paid a visit to Milwaukee County Stadium for a matchup against the Milwaukee Brewers. At the top of the 4th inning, Fielder stepped up to the … Read more
Our Game of the Day series continues with a game that marked the end of an era for the Detroit Tigers. Legendary shortstop Alan Trammell, who helped the Tigers to the 1984 World Series title and 1987 AL East Division title, played his final MLB game on September 29, 1996 at Tiger Stadium against the … Read more
The sports world and the city of Detroit in particular lost a sports legend earlier this month with the passing of Mr. Tiger himself, Al Kaline at the age of 85. As tributes poured in, actor and Detroit native Jeff Daniels published a touching tribute to his idol. But that wasn’t all. Known for his … Read more
There is no voice more synonymous with Detroit Tigers baseball than the legendary Ernie Harwell, whose voice came through the radio of Motor City baseball fans for decades. Embed from Getty Images Of course, the majority of his time spent in Detroit was at the legendary Tiger Stadium, the team’s home from 1912 to 1999. … Read more
He spent 42 years as the voice of Tigers baseball. One of the most beloved figures in Detroit sports history, Detroit Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell was born on this date in 1918. Fans would know that baseball was right around the corner when Harwell would recite the “Song of the Turtle,” a Biblical stanza celebrating … Read more
Take a listen as former Detroit Tigers announcer Ernie Harwell tells you what baseball is. What a voice Ernie had!
According to reports, former Detroit Tigers’ broadcaster Ernie Harwell‘s wife Lulu has died at the age of 99. Embed from Getty Images From Detroit News: Lulu Harwell, the widow of legendary Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell, has died at the age of 99, the family’s long-time friend and lawyer, Gary Spicer, told The News. Mrs. Harwell, … Read more
Michigan native and Hall of Fame broadcaster Dick Enberg will be back home on Sunday to receive a lifetime achievement award, and to return to the television broadcast booth to call the Tigers-Dodgers game. Here are the details from the Detroit Sports Media press release: Dick Enberg will be honored as the 2017 recipient of … Read more