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Harwell dies after cancer battle

Updated: May 5, 2010, 5:51 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

DETROIT -- From the sandy shores of Lake Michigan to the rugged streets in Flint, they listened to Ernie Harwell tell the Detroit Tigers' tales for more than 40 years.

Beloved by generations of baseball fans who grew up enraptured by his rich voice, Southern cadence and quirky phrases on the radio, Harwell died Tuesday after a months-long battle with cancer. He was 92.

The longtime Tigers broadcaster died about 7:30 p.m. in his apartment at Fox Run Village and Retirement Center ...

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