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'Doc' Emrick, Voice of NHL, talks a good game

'Doc' Emrick, Voice of NHL, talks a good game

TAMPA, Fla. — The voice of hockey wasn't born with a voice for hockey. "I had to get help," Mike "Doc" Emrick, NBC's play-by-play man, says of his voice Wednesday morning as he sits in the third row of an empty Amalie Arena. As a boy, he was absorbed in playing baseball with his brother, Dan, on his family's 41/2 acres in the middle of nowhere, LaFontaine, Ind., a town of 627 surrounded by farm fields. Emrick's father, Charles, was a principal at the high school; his mother, Florence, a guidance counselor. They all helped. So did Ernie Harwell, the Hall of Fame Tigers announcer. He lent a hand with the future Hockey Hall of Fame...

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