Fans able to bid on personal items from Ernie Harwell's estate

Autographed balls, bats, other collectables from Detroit Tigers voice legend Ernie Harwell's estate auctioned off

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. - He is remembered as "The Voice" of the Detroit Tigers and now metro Detroiters can have something personal to remember hall-of-fame announcer Ernie Harwell.

Harwell died of cancer in May 2010 at the age of 92. He spent 55 years broadcasting for Major League Baseball. He retired in 2002 after spending 42 years as the announcer for the Detroit Tigers.

The estate of Ernie Harwell auctioned off personal items including his driver's license, beret cap, and autographed baseballs, bats and other collectables. Some of the autographed items are signed by players and by President Obama and President Clinton.

The auction was at the Comfort Inn at 30715 W Twelve Mile Road in Farmington Hills Saturday.

Harwell died of inoperable cancer of the bile duct.

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