The Last Broadcasts of Ernie Harwell Detroit Tigers play-by-play man Ernie Harwell, baseball's only six-decade broadcaster, will retire at the end of this season -- a date that's uncertain, given the looming player strike deadline. For Morning Edition, lifelong Tigers fan (and NPR White House Correspondent) Don Gonyea looks back at Harwell's history-making career.
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The Last Broadcasts of Ernie Harwell

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The Last Broadcasts of Ernie Harwell

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The Last Broadcasts of Ernie Harwell

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Detroit Tigers play-by-play man Ernie Harwell, baseball's only six-decade broadcaster, will retire at the end of this season — a date that's uncertain, given the looming player strike deadline. For Morning Edition, lifelong Tigers fan (and NPR White House Correspondent) Don Gonyea looks back at Harwell's history-making career.

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