Digging Detroit tours the incredible Ernie Harwell Sports Collection at the Detroit Public Library with curator Mark Bowden.
In 1966, Hall of Fame radio announcer Ernie Harwell donated over 7,000 sports photos to the library and began the massive collection of sports memorabilia that also includes equipment, sports cards, clippings, broadcasting equipment and even Harwell’s original music.
Host Pete Kalinski discusses not only the collection’s treasures but also the generous man from Georgia who has become synonymous as summer, baseball and kindness for generations of Detroiters.
Ernie Harwell and George Kell, who recruited Ernie for the Tigers.
Host: Pete Kalinski
Special Guest: Mark Bowden
Camera: Kale Davidoff and Kevin Walsh
Lighting & Sound: John Prusak and Thomas J. Reed, Jr.
Editing: Kale Davidoff and Kevin Walsh
Images courtesy of The Ernie Harwell Sports Collection, Detroit Public Library
Broadcast excerpts courtesy of Major League Baseball and the Detroit Tigers
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