COLUMN: A June 2002 conversation with legendary MLB announcer Ernie Harwell

Ed Odeven Reporting

432px-Ernie_Harwell_2006Legendary announcer Ernie Harwell in June 2006. DELAYWAVES/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

After a one-on-one, 30-minute dugout chat with announcer Ernie Harwell, before a Diamondbacks-Tigers game, my column appeared in the Arizona Daily Sun on June 17, 2002.

Harwell, and a little history

None of those legendary announcers has matched the longevity of Mr. Harwell, who’s now in his 55th season of broadcasting Major League Baseball games. That’s right 55 years.

I had the privilege of sitting down with Harwell in the Detroit dugout before the Tigers-Diamondbacks game on Saturday evening at Bank One Ballpark to discuss his…

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