In the Blue Jays booth with Jerry Howarth: Nolan Ryan’s no-hitter

Nolan Ryan is carried off the field by his Texas Rangers teammates after no-hitting the Toronto Blue Jays on May 1st, 1991. (Bill Janscha/AP)

To commemorate Jerry Howarth’s 35 years in the booth calling Toronto Blue Jays games, we will be posting fully annotated versions of his classic scoresheets on all season long, complete with featured clips from the games and interviews with Howarth.

True to form, Texas Rangers ace Nolan Ryan relied on a high fastball to complete his seventh career no-hitter on May 1, 1991 against the Toronto Blue Jays. Jerry Howarth had a great seat to watch it all unfold from first pitch until Ryan whiffed Roberto Alomar for his 16th strikeout of the day.

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

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