Thursday, May 6, 2010

Baseball Loses Two Legends

"All World All Sports"

-Digger's Daily-

The baseball world lost two legends this week. Ernie Harwell (May 4) and Robin Roberts (May 6) have passed away. Detroit and Philadelphia fans have been recollecting and sharing their fond memories of two baseball icons.

Ernie Harwell passed away on May 4th. Harwell was the voice of baseball's Detroit Tigers for over 42 years. Sportscasters nationwide quickly praised Harwell upon learning of his death. Players, reporters and countless others have shared fond memories. Nearly all agree Hartwell was one of the games good guys. One common theme was Hartwell's ability to touch others lives by how he lived life and endless support of fellow men and women.

Philadelphia Phillies star righthander Robin Roberts died last night at 83. He was a Phillies star pitcher who helped deliver the 1950 pennant. Roberts won 20 or more games six years in a row from 1950-55 including 28-7 in 1952 (career stats). In an effort to honor Roberts, his No. 36 jersey will hang in the Phillies dugout beginning today and will remain throughout the season, both at Citizens Bank Park and on the road.

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