Jerry Howarth

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Jerry Howarth (born March 12, 1946) is an American Canadian recognized as the voice of the Toronto Blue Jays as a play-by-play announcer for the team's radio broadcasts, a position he has held for the Major League Baseball team since 1981.

Early career

Born in York, Pennsylvania, and raised in San Francisco, California, Howarth grew up an avid sports fan. He graduated with a degree in Economics from the University of Santa Clara in 1968, then served two years in the U.S. Army. He launched his career as a sportscaster in 1974 by calling play-by-play action for AAA baseball's Tacoma Twins of the Pacific Coast League, as well as baseball and football action for the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. In 1976, Howarth became the play-by-play voice of the Salt Lake City Gulls. Howarth was then hired as the Assistant General Manager and performed double duty as play-by-play man for the Salt Lake City Prospectors of the short-lived Western Basketball Association. Howarth was then hired by the NBA's Utah Jazz before joining KWMS radio in Salt Lake as Sports Director and sports talk show host.

Toronto Blue Jays

In 1981, Howarth split his time between his radio duties in Salt Lake and his new career in Toronto where he worked part of the 1981 Blue Jays season as a commentator. In 1982 he joined Tom Cheek full-time as play-by-play partner . For the next 23 years, "Tom and Jerry" would be the radio voice of the Blue Jays. Their...
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