If I live to be 150, I will never forgive Bo Schembechler for firing Ernie Harwell.
In 1990, unexpectedly and quite callously, the Detroit Tigers let broadcaster Ernie Harwell go, pushing him aside. He was told that the 1991 season would be his last. Here’s a video clip from that last game of the ’91 season in Baltimore, when we all thought Ernie was gone from the booth. Ironically, it was an historic day for another reason because the Orioles were playing their final game at Memorial Stadium. The following spring they would start play in Orioles Park at Camden Yards.
Thankfully, when the team was sold to Mike Ilitch a few years later, Enie was brought back and he spent more than a decade in his second term as “voice of the Tigers.”