Ernie Harwell to pinch-hit twice on FSN Detroit

Baseball
broadcasting legend Ernie Harwell returns to the booth Thursday, May 24 and
Friday, May 25 as guest commentator during Tigers telecasts on FSN Detroit.

Thursday’s
game against the Los Angeles Angels begins at 1:00 PM (re-aired at 7:00 PM).
Friday’s game versus the Cleveland Indians begins at 7:00 PM.

Harwell is
subbing for FSN analyst Rod Allen who will be in

Arizona to attend the high school graduation
of his son, Andrew. Harwell, who retired following the 2002 season after 42
years of broadcasting Tigers games, will work alongside FSN play-by-play
announcer Mario Impemba.

This marks
the second time Harwell has pinch-hit for Allen – the first was June 1, 2003
when the Tigers hosted the New York Yankees. That day began with Roger Clemens’
attempt at career victory No. 300, but turned into what remains the longest
game in

Comerica

Park history (10-9 Yankees victory in 17
innings).

Harwell
has long been a member of the FSN Detroit family, continuing to provide
historical vignettes on each episode of TIGERS WEEKLY (Saturdays at 11:30 AM).
He did play-by-play on several FSN Tigers telecasts in 1998 and has contributed
to other Tigers-related programming.

The
89-year-old Harwell, who entered the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981 as the
recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award, made guest appearances on radio and
television broadcasts last fall during the Tigers trip to the American League
playoffs and World Series, as well as the 2005 All-Star Game at

Comerica

Park.

FSN
Detroit’s coverage of the Tigers goes to 3.2 million cable and satellite
households throughout

Michigan and portions of
Northwest Ohio and

Northern Indiana.