Saying farewell to a baseball legend

Originally Published: May 5, 2010
By Jim Caple | Page 2

When I covered the Twins in St. Paul, I once received a letter from Ernie Harwell. Inside was a gift certificate to a store in Minnesota that he had received for appearing on a local broadcast, along with a short note explaining that he would never be able to use the certificate but thought I might. Gestures such as that are why Ernie was the nicest, most considerate man in baseball. He will be very deeply missed.

I take comfort, however, that somewhere Ernie's soothing voice ...

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