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Athletics Hall of Fame Profile: Jerry Howarth

Athletics Hall of Fame Profile: Jerry Howarth

Red and White Celebration Registration | Howarth Profile: Santa Clara Magazine

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The Bronco Bench Foundation and Santa Clara Athletics will induct the 2019 Hall of Fame class at the Red & White Celebration on Saturday, May 18. The class features nine student-athletes across three sports, including former Toronto Blue Jays broadcaster Jerry Howarth.

A Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer, Howarth joined the Blue Jays broadcast team in 1981 and the following year teamed up with commentator Tom Cheek where "Tom and Jerry" remained together as the radio voices for the next 23 years. Howarth's tenure covered Toronto's back-to-back World Series championships in 1992 and 1993. Upon Cheek's death in 2005, Howarth continued to voice Blue Jays games until his retirement prior to the 2018 season.

In 2012, Howarth received the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame's Jack Graney Award, a prestigious trophy given to a member of the media in gratitude for his or her contributions to the sport.

Raised in the Bay Area, he graduated from Novato High School in 1964 before enrolling at Santa Clara where he earned his bachelor's degree in economics in 1968.

The Red & White Celebration, presented by Heritage Bank of Commerce, will be held in Leavey Center with the program beginning at 6 p.m. Click here to register

The program will also include senior awards for current student-athletes, as well as recognition of endowment benefactors and the 1962-72 period of baseball that featured six conference titles and a College World Series appearance in 1962.

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