To commemorate Jerry Howarth’s 35 years in the booth calling Toronto Blue Jays games, Sportsnet.ca will be posting fully annotated versions of his classic scoresheets all season long, complete with featured clips from the games and interviews with Howarth.
One of the Toronto Blue Jays’ most memorable games was nearly completely forgettable. Led by Willie Wilson, George Brett and Bo Jackson, the Kansas City Royals scored six in the first, chasing Blue Jays ace Dave Stieb from the game before Toronto could even bat.
But it didn’t take long for Kelly Gruber to get the Jays started. He homered his first time up, hit a two-run double into the left-field corner the next inning, and was well on his way to complete the first cycle in Blue Jays history.
Hover over the annotations below to hear some of calls from the game plus Jerry’s explanations on how he uses his scoresheet to document the game in such vivid detail.
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