Tigers great Harry Heilmann finalist for Hall of Fame broadcasting honor

from Evan Woodberry at MLive:

Harry Heilmann was posthumously inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1952, just six months after he died of lung cancer at the age of 56.

More than 60 years later, the former Detroit Tigers great could have his plaque added to another wing of the Hall in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Heilmann is one of eight candidates for the 2019 Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually by the Hall of Fame for excellence in broadcasting.

Two other candidates have links to the area.

Ty Tyson, who passed away in 1968, spent more than two decades doing radio and television broadcasts in Detroit.

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