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Hall of Famer Harwell has cancer

Updated: September 15, 2009, 8:38 AM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- Ernie Harwell, the 91-year-old Baseball Hall of Fame honoree and longtime broadcaster for the Detroit Tigers, said Friday that he has inoperable cancer.

Harwell told The Associated Press he knows he'll go through some painful days, but is in good spirits and appreciates the good wishes he's received from hundreds of fans.

"I guess they [listeners] got used to me, good or bad," Harwell said in a telephone interview from his home in suburban Novi. "It's a great honor ...

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