Former Detroit Tigers broadcaster Paul Carey died Tuesday, he was 88.
A man with a voice that is very much a part of the soundtrack of many of our lives has passed away. Paul Carey shared the broadcast booth for 19 years with Ernie Harwell calling Tigers games including their magical championship season of 1984.
The Detroit Tigers organization released a statement:
"The Tigers organization is saddened by the loss of Paul Carey. Paul was a consummate professional who had one of the most distinctive and classic broadcast voices. Paul captivated Tigers fans for 19 seasons behind the microphone including the magical 1984 World Series Championship.
"The Tigers family extends our sincere condolences to Paul's wife Nancy and his family."
Saying goodbye to a voice of my childhood. Paul Carey, thank you for signing an aspiring broadcaster's baseball. pic.twitter.com/UDA1vHuVh0— Jason Carr (@JasonCarrFox2) April 13, 2016
In 1973, I took a transistor radio to high school because I wanted to hear what the "newest" Tigers announcer sounded like. #PaulCarey— Ken Kal (@KenKalDRW) April 13, 2016
The Paul Carey call I remember the most was when Cecil Fielder hit his 50th HR in 1990.— Ken Kal (@KenKalDRW) April 13, 2016