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Ernie Harwell dies at 92; longtime Detroit Tigers announcer

Ernie Harwell, the Hall of Fame voice of the Detroit Tigers whose decision to leave the Brooklyn Dodgers' radio booth played a role in the hiring of Vin Scully, died Tuesday. He was 92. Harwell died at his home in Novi, Mich., the Tigers said. He had been diagnosed with cancer of the bile duct last year. "All of Major League Baseball is in mourning tonight upon learning of the loss of a giant of our game, Ernie Harwell," Commissioner Bud Selig said in a statement. "This son of Georgia was the voice of the Detroit Tigers and one of the game's iconic announcers to fans across America, always representing the best of our national pastime to his generations of...

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