In the Blue Jays booth with Jerry Howarth: ALDS Game 5

Jose Bautista, pictured above, in Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS versus the Texas Rangers. (Chris Young/CP)

You don’t score more than 7,000 ball games without making a few changes to your style over the years. For Jerry Howarth, now heading into his 35th season calling Blue Jays games, it’s all about finding ways to add more detail to his card, and, ultimately, the broadcast.


Jerry’s scorecard for Game 5 of the ALDS between the Blue Jays and Texas Rangers chronicles everything from Marcus Stroman’s pitching to the Rangers’ surprisingly poor fielding to Jose Bautista’s bat flip home run.

Hover over the annotations below to hear some of Jerry’s calls from Game 5 and explanations of how he uses his scoresheet to document the game in such vivid detail.

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