Get Well Paul Carey

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From 1973 until his retirement just before the 1992 season began, Paul Carey was the play-by-play announcer for the Detroit Tigers. He was paired with legendary Ernie Harwell for those 19 years and was one of the voices to put me to sleep in my formative years. I would sneak my red Radio Shack transistor radio under the covers and listen to Carey and Harwell call each and every game, staying up late to catch their call when the Tigers were on the West Coast.

However, Carey was no neophyte to the Tigers when he joined Ernie in the booth at the beginning of the 1973 season. He had been producing the Tigers WJR broadcasts since 1964 and was the Detroit Piston’s play-by-play man for the years 1969-73, 1975-76 and 1981-82.

Paul Carey was nearly as beloved by three generations of Detroit Tigers fans as his partner the late great Ernie Harwell.

Yesterday, Carey suffered a heart attack at the age of 82. He is currently resting comfortably in William Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Michigan after a stent was placed in a blocked artery. Here’s to a speedy recovery for a man who should receive the Ford C. Frick Award and be enshrined in Cooperstown right next to Ernie Harwell.

Get well soon Paul!

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