After 36 seasons as the voice of the Toronto Blue Jays, Jerry Howarth announced his retirement Tuesday morning on The Jeff Blair Show.
Fans and colleagues of the legendary broadcaster reached out on Twitter to share their congratulations and memories.
Just over 3 years ago. Feb. 8, 2015.
I want to see you back at the ACC Jerry…..so I can hand the Mic over to you to call a #Raptors QRT or half (or the whole game). It's an open invite.
— Eric Smith (@Eric__Smith) February 13, 2018
Listening since 1981. The voice of summer 'round these parts.
Gentle pacing and relaxed phrasing…until the game turns on a smash into the deepest part of the park. "There. She. Goes!!"
— Len Lumbers (@thegoldenyear) February 13, 2018
.@BlueJays @FAN590 This man can paint a picture for your mind to soak in during a baseball broadcast like very few can. I have learned a lot from his work. From myself @BuffaloSabres and @BuffaloBisons fans as well, best of luck Jerry. https://t.co/VWGx5EqIFi
— Dan Dunleavy (@Dan_Dunleavy) February 13, 2018
Wow!! Thinking about it when I heard the news, I can't believe that Jerry has been my summer voice since I was 16! Looked forward to spring and I hear "Live from Dunedin Florida, it's time for Blue Jays Baseball" and "Hello Friends" #ThankYouJerry for all of the wonderful days!! https://t.co/5LijEMBKGy
— DiscoBeaver65 (@db441965) February 13, 2018
Back in Oct. I’d emailed Jerry to see if he could chat about the 92’ WS. He couldn’t w. his voice but wrote the kindest note to decline. THEE Jerry said he admired ME? Get outta here. There’s no one like him & I’ll dearly miss his voice on the airwaves. #ThankYouJerry pic.twitter.com/hGqoD7lKyP
— Danielle Michaud (@CityMichaud) February 13, 2018
Privileged to listen to, work with, and call Jerry Howarth a friend for many years. Wishing him the best in retirement!!
— Dan Shulman (@DShulman_ESPN) February 13, 2018
I'll never forget work with /watching my dad work in the garage on the perfect summers day in Utopia, #JerryHowarth calling the game was the perfect soundtrack. I wish I could tell him just how much his work and passion meant to me and countless others. #ThankYouJerry
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