Ernie Harwell Quotes


18 Ernie Harwell quotes:



"When I went to Brooklyn in 1948 Jackie Robinson was at the height of his brilliant career."
"A tall, thin old man waving a scorecard from the corner of his dugout. That's baseball."
"Also I'm a part of the people that I've worked with in baseball that have been so great to me, Mr. Earl Mann of Atlanta, who gave me my first baseball broadcasting job."
"Baseball is a lot like life. It's a day-to-day existence, full of ups and downs. You make the most of your opportunities in baseball as you do in life."
"But most of all, I'm a part of you people out there who have listened to me, because especially you people in Michigan, you Tiger fans, you've given me so much warmth, so much affection and so much love."
"Especially in this strike filled year but my feelings about the game are still the same as they were back then and I think that maybe yours are too."
"God blessed me by putting me here for thirty-one years at Michigan and Trumbull."
"I decided very early that I was going to be a reporter, that I would not cheer for the team. I don't denigrate people who do it. It's fine."
"I had a job to do, and I did it all these years to the best of my ability. That's what I'd like to leave behind as I finish my final game in Toronto."
"I love the game because it's so simple, yet it can be so complex. There's a lot of layers to it, but they aren't hard to peel back."
"I love what I do. If I had my time over again, I'd probably do it for nothing."
"I think I owe thanks to the people who have listened to me over the years, who tuned in on the radio. They have given me a warmth and loyalty that I've never been able to repay. The way they have reached out to me has certainly been the highlight of my life."
"I'd like to be remembered as someone who showed up for the job. I consider myself a worker."
"I've been lucky to broadcast some great events and to broadcast the exploits of some great players."
"If I walked back into the booth in the year 2025, I don't think it would have changed much. I think baseball would be played and managed pretty much the same as it is today. It's a great survivor."
"That other saying, I'm a part of all that I have met, I think that would have to begin with my wonderful parents back in Atlanta when I was a youngster five years old I was tongue tied."
"We had a dog in those days named Blue Grass and the players used to give us their Wheaties for him. Blue Grass loved Wheaties and so did I."
"With the Giants I broadcast the debut of Hall of Famer Willie Mays."



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