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He is remembered as “The Voice” of the Detroit Tigers and now metro Detroiters can have something personal to remember hall-of-fame announcer Ernie Harwell.

Harwell died of cancer in May 2010 at the age of 92. He spent 55 years broadcasting for Major League Baseball. He retired in 2002 after spending 42 years as the announcer for the Detroit Tigers.

This weekend the estate of Ernie Harwell will auction off personal items including his driver’s license, beret cap, and autographed baseballs, bats and other collectables. Some of the autographed items are signed by players and by President Obama and President Clinton.



The auction will be held Saturday at the Comfort Inn at 30715 W Twelve Mile Road in Farmington Hills.

People can begin looking at the items up for auction at 11 a.m. The auction will begin at noon.

Harwell died of inoperable cancer of the bile duct.

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