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Ernie Harwell

Ernie Harwell

(1918 – 2010)

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Ernie Harwell

Ernie Harwell
(1918 – 2010)

In memory of

Ernie Harwell

(1918 – 2010)
About Ernie
William Earnest "Ernie" Harwell was an American sportscaster, known for his long career calling play-by-play of Major League Baseball games. For 55 years, 42 of them with the Detroit Tigers, Ernie Harwell called the action on radio and/or television. In January 2009, the American Sportscasters Association ranked Harwell 16th on its list of Top 50 Sportscasters of All Time.
He was known for his low-key delivery, southern accent (Detroit "Ti-guhs"), and conversational style. Some of his trademark phrases were:
* "That one is long gone!" (His trademark home run call, with an emphasis on "long")
* "He stood there like the house by the side of the road, and watched it go by." (After a called strikeout)
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/> * "Called out for excessive window shopping." (Also after a called strikeout)
* "It's two for the price of one!" (After a double play)
* "A fan from (insert a city) will be taking that ball home today." (When a fan would catch a foul ball)
* "The Tigers need instant runs." (When the team was behind in the late innings)
Ernie Harwell would also begin the first spring training broadcast of each season with a reading from Song of Solomon 2:11-12 (KJV): "For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land."
Ernie Harwell passed away on the 4th May
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2010. This is an online memorial dedicated to his life and his career. May he rest in peace.
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Ernie Harwell

William Earnest "Ernie" Harwell was an American sportscaster, known for his long career calling play-by-play of Major League Baseball games. For 55 years, 42 of them with the Detroit Tigers, Ernie Harwell called the action on radio and/or television. In January 2009, the American Sportscasters Association ranked Harwell 16th on its list of Top 50 Sportscasters of All Time.
He was known for his low-key delivery, southern accent (Detroit "Ti-guhs"), and conversational style. Some of his trademark phrases were:
* "That one is long gone!" (His trademark home run call, with an emphasis on "long")
* "He stood there like the house by the side of the road, and watched it go by." (After a called strikeout)

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