Ernie Harwell, the iconic voice of the Detroit Tigers, passed away last night after a nine month battle with cancer.
I admit to not being a great sports fan of any variety and I probably won't often post about sports. But you couldn't grow up in Detroit and not instantly recognize his voice. He was as much the voice of the entire city as he was the voice of the Detroit Tigers. He transcended sports because he was a class act in a city (and a sport) where there are very few who fit the bill.
In facing death, he was quoted as saying that death was the next great adventure and a gift handed down by God.
A class act to the end. Rest in peace, Mr. Harwell.