RIP Ernie Harwell

Later today I’ll link a story I’m working on for the mother ship about the legendary Atlanta Crackers broadcaster, who passed away yesterday.

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5 Comments on RIP Ernie Harwell

  1. atlpaddy // May 5, 2010 at 10:28 am //

    By all accounts, Ernie Harwell was a class act.

  2. rankin' rob // May 5, 2010 at 10:29 am //

    I was privileged to work with Ernie as a remote engineer at Fulco once back around 1995 or 1996, during the time he was doing national broadcasts before the Tigers brought him back. He treated the contract engineer just like he treated the star players and everyone else; that is to say, nicely. He was a true Southern gentleman, and one of the last of an era of play-by-play men who defined baseball before the days of ESPN, the internet, and smart phones. Ernie may have left his body behind, but he will live on the minds of many, many baseball fans.

  3. PepeFreeUs // May 5, 2010 at 5:21 pm //

    ^ Well said.

  4. clete boyer fan // May 5, 2010 at 10:27 pm //

    To ditto Paddy, Harwell was a class act. In fact, it seems that the only guys to have any cross words about him were Bo Schembechler and Bob Rathbun….

  5. Nick Saban probably didn’t like him either.

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