THERE ... HE ... GOES ! JERRY HOWARTH RETIRES AT 36
Feb 13, 2018
By Bob Komsic
As major league baseball players prepare for another season, Jerry Howarth says he had every intention of continuing his career, but health issues affecting his voice and stamina have forced the popular play-by-play announcer into retirement.
(Nathan Denette/Canadian Press)
Born in York, Pennsylvania and raised in San Francisco, Howarth began his career with the Tacoma Twins of the Pacific Coast League in 1974.
His first full season with the late Tom Cheek and the Blue Jays was in 1982.
He called some 7,500 games, including every major milestone – six division titles, two World Series championships.
Jerry Howarth was honoured by the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2012 for lifetime contributions to the game in Canada.