Edwin L Tyson

Tyson began his radio career in 1922 and broadcast the first play-by-play account of a Tigers game from Navin Field in 1927. He had no booth, so he sat with the fans, with a plank across the arms of his seat to hold the microphone. Tyson’s first WS broadcast was in 1936. He covered the Tigers until 1940, missing only one game, the 1933 opener. His style was deliberate and sure, with dry humor. He was replaced by former Tigers star Harry Heilmann, because the sponsor preferred a more famous name. In 1966 Tigers voice Ernie Harwell invited Tyson to work one more game, against the Yankees.