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Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell dies

Detroit legend called games for more than four decades

The Detroit Tigers’ longtime baseball broadcaster Ernie Harwell died Tuesday in Novi, northwest of Detroit. He was 92.

Harwell called Tigers games for more than four decades and was one of Michigan’s most beloved sports figures.

Harwell, a Hall of Fame announcer who was acquired by the Brooklyn Dodgers for a catcher, announced in September that he had been diagnosed with inoperable cancer of the bile duct.

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