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Tigers honor Harwell at Comerica Park

Updated: September 16, 2009, 10:38 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- Ernie Harwell thanked the Detroit Tigers' fans on Wednesday night for listening to him for more than 40 years.

The longtime radio play-by-play man drew a loud standing ovation as he walked to the batter's box after a 3-minute video tribute shown in the middle of the third inning of Detroit's game against the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park.

Harwell humbly waved to the crowd of 25,400 after thanking them for their "devotion, support, loyalty and love," then left the field ...

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