Harwell's influence will still thrive in Michigan

BY foxsports • September 17, 2009

Ernie Harwell is 91 years old. He has an incurable form of cancer. He knows that he will leave us soon.

And yet there he was Wednesday night, arms thrust into the air as he walked onto the field, face glowing with a smile, an entire ballpark cheering and crying for him.

For a moment, he didn't appear sick at all.

"It's a wonderful night for me," he said. "I really feel lucky to be here. And I want to thank you."

More applause. More tears. More emotional than any of us imagined.

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