“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Lansing in Ingham County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Ernie Harwell b. 1918

Ernie Harwell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Rieske, May 26, 2017
1. Ernie Harwell Marker
Ernie Harwell is the only member of the American sports media in the Guinness Book of Records. Where he is named baseball’s most enduring announcer. Harwell, the only announcer to broadcast over a span of seven decades, became the first active broadcaster inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981. Harwell is also a member of the Radio Hall of Fame and seven other halls.

The Detroit Tigers honored Harwell with a statue at Comerica Park, and named their press box the “Ernie Harwell Media Center.”

Sixty-five Harwell songs have been recorded. Harwell has appeared in seven movies, and written six books.

Note : Ernie Harwell died in 2010.
Erected 2006.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCommunicationsEntertainmentSports. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Walk of Fame series list.
Location. 42° 43.902′ N, 84° 33.134′ W. Marker is in Lansing, Michigan, in Ingham
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County. Marker can be reached from South Washington Square, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 225 South Washington Square, Lansing MI 48933, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rosa Parks 1913-2005 (here, next to this marker); Jeff Daniels b. 1955 (within shouting distance of this marker); Theater District / The Strand (within shouting distance of this marker); Lansing's First Capitol Building / Lansing Becomes the Capital City (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Edison 1847-1931 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Helen Thomas B. 1920 (about 400 feet away); Stevie Wonder b. 1950 (about 400 feet away); Capital Bank Tower (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lansing.
Also see . . .
1. Ernie Harwell, from Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 15, 2017, by Bill Rieske of Lansing, Michigan.)
2. Ernie Harwell's top catch phrases, from the Detroit Athletic Club. (Submitted on June 15, 2017, by Bill Rieske of Lansing, Michigan.)
Additional keywords. Tiger Baseball Major League Baseball
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2017, by Bill Rieske of Lansing, Michigan. This page has been viewed 138 times since then and 20 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 26, 2017, by Bill Rieske of Lansing, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Sep. 28, 2020