My Father'S Faith: Ernie Harwell'S Spiritual Journey
Publish Date: 2012-03-09
Author: Gray Harwell
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Ernie Harwell, Hall of Fame broadcaster and Voice of the Detroit Tigers , for 42 years, broadcast six decades of baseball history to fans all over America. He was calling Brooklyn Dodger's games when Jackie Robinson was breaking the color barrier, he was doing New York Giants play by play in 1951 when Willie Mays began his Hall of Fame career, and the Giants won the Pennant on Bobby Thompson's shot heard 'round the world . In his years with the Tigers he called two World Championships and the exploits of Al Kaline, Denny McClain, Jack Morris, Kirk Gibson, and many other great players on his WJR radio broadcasts. Although My Father's Faith is set against the backdrop of Ernie Harwell's amazing experience in baseball, it's not just a sports book. It's a very personal story of my dad's spiritual journey, as seen through the eyes of his youngest son. If you're a fan who often listened to my dad's broadcasts, if you were a baseball or media professional who knew him as a colleague, or one of his many friends, I think you'll enjoy this book. You'll discover how his challenging childhood in Atlanta affected his early perspective in life, how an experience in his second year with the Tigers changed things dramatically for him, and how he became the amazing man we knew and loved.