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Ernie Harwell thanks Tigers fans for loyalty, support

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I've spent the better part of the night trying to write something explaining what Hall of Fame broadcaster Ernie Harwell means to me and so many others who grew up in Michigan listening to him call the Detroit Tigers' games.

None of it does the man justice.

If you're one of those people, you already know. You're already cherishing those warm, nostalgic feelings and are thankful he's been a part of your life.

So, let's just leave it to the 91-year-old legend, who addressed the crowd during tonight's Tigers-Royals game.

"In my almost 92 years on this earth, The good Lord has blessed me with a great journey. And the blessed part of that journey is that it's going to end in the great state of Michigan."

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For those of you who were unable to attend Mitch Albom's book release (Have a Little Faith) event at the Fox, here is a great video of Mitch's interview with Ernie Harwell. I swear, that voice is one-of-a-kind. If we were playing "Name That Tune" I think most of us could name Ernie Harwell's voice in one note!

Harwell fans, you'll love this!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KB0ohj5EyTI

Enjoy!

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