Ernie Harwell, one of the most respected and revered voices in the history of modern professional baseball, died on Tuesday after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 92. Harwell was the broadcaster for the Detroit Tigers from 1960-1991. He was dismissed after the '91 season and brought back in 1993 after fans expressed outrage at letting him go. His final year in the booth was 2002. Harwell was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981 when he was honored with the Ford Frick award for contributions to the sport. He announced last September that he had inoperable cancer. He began his career in 1946 in Atlanta and two years later began his career in the majors with the Brooklyn Dodgers.