On September 16, 2009 I wrote on this about Ernie Harwell. He was the voice of Tigers Baseball for as long as I can remember. Actually, I should say that he IS the voice of Tigers baseball, even though he's been retired since 2002.
Today, Ernie Harwell died. He was diagnosed with cancer September 3, 2009. He was 91 at the time. He, along with his family, decided against surgery. Ernie turned 92 in January. Today, surrounded by his family, he passed on.
I've put a link to what I wrote in September. If you want to get a taste of what Ernie was like, don't bother with what I wrote but rather, read the end of it where I copied what he wrote and used to say at the start of the baseball season.