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Thomas "Tom" F. Cheek (* June 13 1939 in Pensacola , Florida , † October 9th 2005 in Oldsmar , Florida) was a radio announcer of the baseball games of the Toronto Blue Jays 1977-2004.

Tom Cheek attended the Cambridge School of Broadcasting in Boston, Massachusetts, after which he entered a first position at the University of Vermont as a reporter for live broadcasts of baseball, basketball , American football and ice hockey to, the way he talks about college basketball for the Mutual Radio Network. His career as a baseball reporter, he began 1974-1976 with the Montreal Expos as a radio reporter in parallel with broadcast and so-called swingman. In 1977 he was appointed by the Toronto Blue Jays to the official radio announcer and thus to the "Voice of the Blue Jays." His first partner was an expert by the end of 1980, the former pitcher Early Wynn . From then until his retirement in 2005 was Jerry Howarth his co-commentator, Howarth became his immediate successor. As an expert player of them stood a long time major leaguer Gary Matthews to the side.

When reporters Cheek is in Canada in popularity only by Foster Hewitt , the star reporter exceeded the Canadian hockey. The agreement radio station Cheek and thus the Blue Jays was CKFH 1430 (founded by Hewitt and later renamed CJCL and FAN 590), all other stations took over the broadcasts from there. Tom Cheek reported between 7 April 1977 and the third June 2004 of all 4303 games the Blue Jays. Only the death of his father, and a short time later his own cancer took him away from the microphone. The Blue Jays honored him with a banner at the Skydome throughout the MLB season 2004, which showed in addition to the award of "Level of Excellence" the number 4306 as a jersey number - three games because of rain precipitated were counted there. After the removal of a brain tumor, he returned only at home games sporadically returned to the microphone, his last inning he commented at the opening game of the 2005 season.

Except for baseball Cheek was also for ABC Sports as a commentator at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid and in 1984 in Sarajevo active.


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2006-08-21 20:07:02 by joninaz

Please read and take action...
Basically we need to call our local cable companies and satellite providers and demand they add CSTV (which DirecTV just added), but also the new Mountain West channel, which is only available in just a few markets right now.
If we can get DirecTV to add the MW channel, for example, you'll get to watch about 9-10 football games per school this season, no matter where you live. Otherswise you might catch 1-3 on any national feed. Plus you get a ton of basketball games and other sports.
But we need action. We need you. Call and write BOTH your local provider and the national sat providers

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