Friday, November 18, 2011

Biography: Ernie Harwell

Ernie Harwell: Ernie Harwell was born on January 25th 1918 in Washington, Georgia.  Already by the age of sixteen was working for a paper called “The Sporting News” in Atlanta, Georgia, from this he would later become a sports director for a station called WSB until 1942, when he would be sent to Parris Island, South Carolina for Marine boot camp to prepare to be sent overseas until 1946. From the late 1940’s through 2002, when he retired from the baseball world, Ernie would announce for seven baseball organizations around the country. He was known for his great voice through radio and television mostly by Detroiters but also in the many other places he announced. Sadly he would die at the age of 92 to cancer.

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