Harwell got his start in Atlanta
“I went to a July 4 doubleheader in 1926, the Atlanta Crackers against the New Orleans Pelicans,” he said in the Detroit News article. “I later became the batboy for the visiting teams. But my first broadcasting experience of any kind came when I was in a puppet show in junior high at a hobby fair. The teacher asked me to do a boxing match. There I was behind a curtain with a script, and that was my first sports broadcast.”
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