Longtime Tiger broadcaster Paul Carey dies

Posted at 9:18 PM, Apr 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-13 13:15:51-04

Longtime Detroit Tigers broadcaster Paul Carey has died at the age of 88.

Carey has been in failing health in recent years. He was a native of Mt. Pleasant and attended both Central Michigan University and Michigan State University.

Carey spent 19 years broadcasting Tigers games with Ernie Harwell, joining him in the booth in 1973. He retired in 1991.

In addition to his time with the Tigers, Carey also worked at WJR from 1956 until 1992 and served as a play-by-play announcer for the Detroit Pistons.

Prior to his radio career, Carey served in the Army during the Korean War.

Carey was a member of the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Nancy, and his nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements are still being determined.