We’ll have another post later today, but here’s Mitch Albom interviewing Ernie Harwell at the Fox Theatre last October. It’s a little wobbly but what a great glimpse into Ernie Harwell’s history. Watch this and then read Mitch’s column remembering Harwell below.
The Voice of Summer died in the spring, just before the Tigers’ first pitch of the evening. That was fitting. Ernie Harwell never wanted to interrupt the game.
Mr. “Looong Gone” is gone now. Like the home run that lands in the seats, like the final out of the ninth inning, like the thousands of games he closed with his signature sign-offs, his genteel voice telling us he’d see us tomorrow. Gone now. No more tomorrows…
Read the rest at the Freep, read more about Ernie Harwell on Absolute Michigan and on Michigan in Pictures, and check out the great slideshow of Ernie Harwell photos that folks have been adding to the Absolute Michigan pool. Please add your own if you have them and add links and comments about Ernie below!