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Ernie Harwell Sports Collection

The Ernie Harwell Sports Collection began in 1966 when sportscaster Ernie Harwell made his initial donation.


Tuesday12pm - 8pm
Wednesday12pm - 8pm
Thursday10am - 6pm
Friday10am - 6pm
Saturday10am - 6pm
Sunday1pm - 5pm

Lulu and Ernie Harwell Room

Open by appointment only.

This exhibit area houses a portion of the collection, in addition to seats from Tiger Stadium at Michigan and Trumbull and a mock broadcast booth.  

Our National Pastime

Explore the history of baseball and other sports in the Ernie Harwell Sports Collection.

Our holdings include:

  • Books
  • Photographs
  • Media guides
  • Programs
  • Manuscripts

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