Tigers to honor broadcaster and Washington, Georgia's Ernie Harwell

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tuesday Sept. 15, 2009

DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers will honor Ernie Harwell at Comerica Park.

The Detroit Free Press reports that Harwell will be honored Wednesday night during a game against the Kansas City Royals.

Harwell is expected to address the team before the game and watch it from team owner Mike Ilitch's suite. A video tribute will be shown.

The 91-year-old recently announced he has inoperable cancer.

Harwell, a longtime broadcaster for the Tigers who has been honored by the Baseball Hall of Fame, began feeling ill this summer. He had surgery last month for an obstructed bile duct. Doctors found a cancerous tumor and advised him against further surgery.

The Detroit Lions also will honor Harwell on Sunday during their home opener against the Minnesota Vikings.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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