The Harwell Collection

“Hats off” to Hall of Fame sportscaster and SABR member Ernie Harwell who recently donated $2 million to the Detroit Public Library.

One of the legendary announcer’s favorite local institutions, the library dedicated a room in his honor on April 16.  The Detroit Publi

“Hats off” to Hall of Fame sportscaster and SABR member Ernie Harwell who recently donated $2 million to the Detroit Public Library.

One of the legendary announcer’s favorite local institutions, the library dedicated a room in his honor on April 16.  The Detroit Public Library is among the largest public libraries in the nation, and is the largest library system in the State of Michigan.

According to the library, since 1965 Mr. Harwell has been donating portions of his baseball and sports collection. Throughout the 1970



Originally published: May 6, 2004. Last Updated: May 6, 2004.

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