Lovely birthday present from my Mother-in-law, who sent this from Windsor. It is inscribed “Merry Christmas Dan. Ernie Harwell”, and hits me right where I feel that connection to my own announcers - may they cover as many seasons as Ernie.
From the publisher’s introduction:
"Lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone, the flowers appear on the earth, the time of the song of birds is come and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land."
For decades, with those words from the Song of Solomon, Ernie Harwell has greeted Spring and welcomed millions of listeners to the new baseball season.